Pumpkin Fiesta

The most beautiful time of the year is fall, and with fall comes the holidays and different kinds of delicious recipes and food. Sadly, some of the most delicious and flavorful fruits and veggies are only available during this season. IMHO, the most prominent one is PUMPKIN! This orange heavenly fruit is available for a limited time and it’s so good, thus we should use the time we have very wisely. You will definitely find pumpkin-flavored everything during this season, but we have something special! 

Keep on reading to learn how you can have a complete pumpkin fiesta!

This wonderful time of the year, we focus on spending time with our families and old friends over meals. Holiday dinners revolve around delicious seasonal food. Menus normally include sweet potato, pumpkin, butternut squash, brussel sprouts, cabbage, persimmons, and cranberries. Today we will focus on our all-time favorite–at least mine–pumpkin! I will be sharing my favorite recipes on how to include pumpkin in every course of your meal. Believe me, you are in for a treat!

Starter

Pumpkin and Chickpea Salad

This is a delicious vegan-friendly salad. It is very refreshing and packed with flavor and nutrients as well, mainly protein. It is great for a quick healthy dinner or lunch, in addition to that, it would make a great addition to Thanksgiving Dinner.

Pumpkin and Chickpea Salad

Photo credit: Photography by Ben Dearnley via http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/669/pumpkin+and+chickpea+salad

 

Main

Pumpkin Ricotta Stuffed Shells

This pumpkin pasta is to DIE for! They make for a great pasta creamy dish, the plus side of it is that you can use less cheese with this recipe. It’s very healthy and would make a great post-workout meal!

Pumpkin Fiesta

Photo Credit: Kana Okada via www.countryliving.com

 

Dessert

Pumpkin Pie

This was a no brainer! Pumpkin pie is always the highlight of every Thanksgiving dinner or even any dinner during pumpkin season. We have tried many recipes, but this one is our favorite! Impress your family, significant other or friends with this delicious dessert. They will ask you for the recipe!

Pumpkin Fiesta

 

Snack

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Carved your pumpkins and have lots of seeds laying around? Wondering what to do with them? Here is the perfect healthy snack! Pumpkin seeds are super healthy for you and will be great to munch on between meals.

 

Pumpkin Fiesta

 

Now that you have these delicious recipes, you will be able to throw the best part and impress your guests. However, we know that hosting dinner parties can be a bit stressful especially during the holidays, and we have a solution for that! ChefXChange is the best thing that will ever happen to you during this season: sit back, relax, enjoy your time with your friends and families, and let our Private Chefs do everything from A to Z. Book them now!