Preparing Baked Pumpkin:
Ingredients for 2 people
- 1 pumpkin
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Fresh basil
- 30 grams of almonds
- 1 garlic (clove)
- 15 grams of powdered cheese
- Salt (flakes)
Benefits Of a Recipe With Baked Pumpkin
Do you want to surprise with a new recipe at Christmas Eve dinner? Here you have the perfect dish.
Today you will learn how to cook a delicious baked pumpkin accompanied by an almond pesto sauce.
If you are tired of always cooking the same at Christmas, with this dish you will get out of the routine and make all your guests happy.
It is a super easy recipe to make that will not take you more than 20 minutes, so it is perfect for not overloading yourself during the preparation of Christmas meals. It is ideal as a first course and in addition to being delicious, the pumpkin has very beneficial properties for health such as its easy digestion, something very remarkable at these dates when we sin from overeating.
The zucchini plant is a relative of the melon, watermelon, zucchini, and cucumber and its origin is between Guatemala and Mexico, although it had a bitter taste at the time. The Americans were the ones who managed to make this food one with sweetness and aroma through the selection of seeds.
In Spain, most of the pumpkins consumed come from Andalusia and the Canary Islands, however, they are also grown in Murcia, Catalonia, and Valencia. The big producers in the world are India, China, the United States, Egypt, Ukraine, and Mexico.
Pumpkin is a very low-calorie food, so it is perfect for those food lovers who take care of themselves and do not want to gain a few extra kilos at this time. It also has a great vitamin richness, especially provitamin A, vitamin C, and E.
Its seeds are also a very healthy snack rich in magnesium, very important for the nervous and cardiovascular system. In this way, its nutritional value makes it a highly advisable product at all stages of life, especially in childhood. It is also very beneficial for pregnancy and lactation and for people with diabetes. Pumpkin, although sweet, has sugars that are absorbed slowly and do not overload the pancreas.
So, you have no excuse not to put on your apron and jump into preparing this delicious recipe for baked pumpkin with almond pesto sauce that will not disappoint anyone. Your guests will thank you and your health too. Let’s do it!
You can Read more about: Benefits of Pumpkin here.
- Start by peeling the squash and cutting it into wedges.
- Take a large bowl and mix the pumpkin pieces with a little extra virgin olive oil and the Provencal herbs.
- Once everything has been mixed well, arrange the pumpkin on a tray with parchment paper or waxed paper and add a little pepper and salt flakes.
- Put it in the oven and cook it at 200ºC for approximately 30 minutes.
- While our pumpkin is cooking, we will go on to prepare the almond pesto. To do this, put the almonds, basil, cheese, and garlic in the blender and blend well. While you beat it, add extra virgin olive oil.
When you check that the baked pumpkin is ready, arrange it on a plate and add the crushed almond pesto on top. Garnish with chopped basil and get ready to succeed with your recipe.