This bright vegetable not only has an excellent taste, but also has a wide range of useful properties. It contains five times more carotene than carrots, which in the body transforms into vitamin A and has a powerful antioxidant effect. And also the beneficial substances included in the composition have a beneficial effect on digestion, improving metabolism.
When choosing fruits, pay attention to size. Too large (more than 4 kg), may have a fibrous structure, which will affect the taste. If you buy an already cut vegetable, look at the seeds, hard and ripened seeds indicate good ripeness of the whole fruit.
Caviar from this vegetable is an excellent option for harvesting for the winter and a good alternative to the usual squash and eggplant. Therefore, be sure to save the recipe.
No complicated preparation, everything is extremely simple. You can roll up in jars or store in the refrigerator for several days. Will be needed:
- pumpkin – 500 g;
- onion – 2 pcs.;
- tomatoes – 3 pcs.;
- lemon – 1/3 pcs.;
It is better to choose moderately sweet fruits (as a rule, these are large-fruited and hard-bark varieties). If the flesh is too sweet, you should add more lemon juice to balance the taste.
Twist the pulp and tomatoes in a meat grinder. Chop the onion and passer in a pan. Combine, pour ½ tbsp. water and simmer for 20 minutes until the liquid evaporates and obtain a soft consistency. Pour in the lemon juice. It can be served both hot and cold.
A wonderful home-made snack for those who fasting or just want to try something new. It will be required:
- pumpkin – 300 g;
- mushrooms (champignons, oyster mushrooms) – 150 g;
- onion – 1 pc.;
- garlic – 2 tooth;
Grind onions and garlic and fry in vegetable oil. Add diced pulp and sliced mushrooms, simmer for 20-25 minutes. At the end of cooking, grind until smooth with a blender.
An appetizing, aromatic and fresh dish that always looks great on the table. Will be needed:
- peeled pumpkin – 700 g;
- onions – 3-4 pcs.;
- beets – 2 pcs.;
- carrots – 2 pcs.;
- sunflower oil – ½ tbsp .;
- tomato paste – 3 tbsp;
- vinegar – 2 tbsp;
Twist the vegetables with a meat grinder and send to simmer in a pan under a closed lid for 10 minutes. Add vinegar, tomato paste and simmer another 5 minutes.
Add spices, salt, and chopped garlic and put in a preheated oven for half an hour to evaporate all the liquid. Serve warm.
In addition to the above ingredients in the recipes, you can add Bulgarian and bitter peppers, zucchini, eggplant, experiment with the addition of mayonnaise (it will make the taste softer), as well as spices (for example, curry will appeal to those who appreciate not only the taste, but also the aroma )
Such a dish is a source of useful substances, which are so necessary for us in the cold season, and a great option in order to diversify your everyday and festive table. Only 82 kcal per 100 g, but how much pleasure. Be sure to try it!