It’s Halloween!!! The most terrifying night of the year, as well as one of the most hotly anticipated by the kids, is back again to fill our homes with the most bewitching candies and big orange pumpkins transformed into spooky, flickering lamps lighting up our gardens.
A few days beforehand, we all go as a family to pick one from the pumpkin patch, or buy one at the supermarket, which sets off all the excitement in the lead-up to this very unique and special night.
Something we’ve always wondered after making Jack O’ Lanterns is what to do with all that leftover pumpkin. The sweetest-toothed amongst us suggest a delicious pumpkin pie, whose characteristic aromas fill the house and let us know that Halloween is just ’round the corner. But you can also make other mouth-watering dishes and snacks with the flesh and the seeds: first of all, we’re going to make a rich, creamy pumpkin soup with the special touch of Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain to give it that unmistakable smoothness. Then we’re going to roast some slices of pumpkin with Provençal herbs drizzled with Olive Oil from Spain; finally, we’re going to produce the snack that all the kids are into these days – nourishing pumpkin seeds fried in Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain. These three recipes are what we’re going to cook for you today so you can take full advantage of every last bit of this delicious squash.
Something you should know about pumpkins is that they are a fantastic source of vitamins A, C and E, which, added to the nutritional properties and health benefits of Olive Oils from Spain, makes all these recipes an absolute must for a healthy, balanced diet.
A useful tip when it comes to decorating your pumpkins: rub the cut edges with Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain to stop them from drying out and cracking, and they’ll look amazing for longer on your porches and in your gardens. And now, are you ready?
Our first recipe – delicious cream of pumpkin soup
Our second recipe – baked pumpkin with herbs and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Another delicious way of using up a pumpkin is oven-baking it. The result is tender and tasty. It takes hardly any time at all, and the whole family will love it.
Recipe three – crispy, crunchy pumpkin seeds fried in Olive Oil from Spain
Nearly all of us throw away pumpkin seeds because we don’t really know what to do with them. If you want to give everyone a lovely surprise, make sure you fry them in Olive Oil from Spain… they’re simply delicious!!!
And now it’s time to put on your costumes and get out in the neighbourhood to go trick-or-treating and fill your bags with sweets and candies!
A very happy Halloween!
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