Baked spiced pumpkin

This simple spiced baked pumpkin recipe is a healthy addition to help boost your immune system. 
It is delicious as a snack or added to salads and meals.
This gorgeous fruit, yes you heard it fruit. Even though pumpkin is a fruit it has many similar nutritional benefits like vegetables do. This fruit is high in vitamin A, C, antioxidants and fibre an important mix of nutrition for a healthy immune system. 



  • 750grams pumpkin of choice 
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon hot paprika powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Himalayan salt and cracked black pepper to taste

Tahini dressing (Optional)

  • 150grams Yoghurt (plain greek or pot set yoghurt or coconut yoghurt). 
  • 1 tablespoon of tahini dressing
  •  Himalayan salt and cracked black pepper to taste 


  1. Preheat oven to 180degrees
  2. Cut pumpkin into chunks or slices and put it into a large bowl for mixing with the spices. 
  3. Mix the olive oil, garlic cloves, cumin, coriander, paprika and turmeric powder together. Pour the mixture over the pumpkin until fully coated. 
  4. Place baking paper on baking tray and cover the tray with the pumpkin
  5. Place in oven and bake for 30-45 minutes or until they are soft and baked the way you like them. Turn the pumpkin halfway through cooking.
  6. Optional step- While pumpkin is cooking mix the tahini dressing together if you would like to make this addition to your pumpkin.
Pumpkin can be left in the fridge for a few days to add into salads, sides and even used in omelettes or toast alternative throughout the week. 

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“The human body has been designed to resist an infinite number of changes and attacks brought about by its environment. The secret of good health lies in successful adjustment to changing stresses on the body.” – Harry J. Johnson


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