Roasted Pumpkin Guacamole

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California avocados are available April through September. This guacamole, a little different then most, is a good late summer or early fall treat.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
3 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 cup pie pumpkin or butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 2 avocados

  • ½ cup finely chopped sweet onion

  • 3 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • 1 fresh red jalapeño chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped*

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh cilantro

  • ½ cup toasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

  • ¼ teaspoon cumin seed, toasted and ground

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a medium ovenproof skillet heat half the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add cubed pumpkin, season with a pinch of the salt, and cook about 5 minutes, until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Transfer skillet to oven. Roast pumpkin 5 minutes, just until tender. Remove from oven. Cool to room temperature.

  2. Halve avocados; remove pits, leaving skin intact. Cup on half at a time in palm, score flesh with paring knife in a grid. Spoon avocado flesh into medium-size bowl. Add onion, lime juice, jalapeno, cilantro, pumpkin seeds, cumin seed, remaining olive oil, remaining salt, pepper, and roasted pumpkin. Stir together; if desired, mash guacamole with fork, Serve immediately.

    Roasted Pumpkin Guacamole
    Reed Davis

*

Because hot chile peppers, such as jalapeños, contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with chiles as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the chile peppers, wash your hands well with soap and water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

122 Calories
10g Fat
6g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 122
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 250mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 8.9mg 45%
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 319mg 7%
Folate, total 40.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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