Grilled Pumpkin with Rosemary and Sea Salt

Grilled Pumpkin with Rosemary
Grilled Pumpkin with Rosemary, Pumpkin is a very versatile vegetable and it goes well with sweet flavors or savory ones. In the following recipe, the pumpkin is combined with sea salt and rosemary for an aromatic herby taste, which goes well with the pumpkin's natural juiciness and sweetness. You can modify this recipe, if you like, using cilantro, parsley, basil or another fresh herb instead of the rosemary. If you are serving this grilled pumpkin alongside another dish, you can use something that matches the overall flavor of the food. If you are serving this with a curried dish, for example, cilantro might go nicely. Basil is a good herb to use on the pumpkin if you are serving an Italian dish with it.

Grilled Pumpkin Recipe

If you cannot get sugar pie pumpkins, you can substitute acorn squash or butternut squash. Do not use jack-o-lantern type pumpkins because these are stringy and not very sweet. Small pumpkins are much better for this grilled pumpkin recipe. When grilling pumpkin, you should use fresh pumpkin so if you only have canned pumpkin or if pumpkins are not in season, leave this recipe for late summer or fall when you will be able to get some pumpkins. Another good idea, if you are a fan of pumpkin recipes, is to grow your own. Once you taste how delicious this grilled pumpkin recipe is, you will definitely want to expand your pumpkin patch!

Grilled Pumpkin Recipe

Grilled Pumpkin Ingredients

  1. 2 small sugar pie pumpkins
  2. 4 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  3. ½ cup olive oil
  4. Sea salt, to taste

Grilled Pumpkin Preparation

  1. Heat the grill to medium high. Cut the pumpkins lengthwise into ¾ inch slices.
  2. Take out the stringy mass and seeds and brush the olive oil over both sides of the pumpkin strips.
  3. Sprinkle the sea salt and rosemary over them.
  4. Grill the pumpkin pieces indirectly for about 5 minutes on each side or until you can see the grill marks.
  5. Turn the pieces over to grill the other side.
  6. They are ready when you can pierce them easily with a knife or fork.
  7. Serve them hot, with extra salt on the side.

Grilled Pumpkin Nutrition

Servings: 7
Amount per serving  
  1. Calories 130
  2. Total Fat 14.7g 19%
  3. Saturated Fat 2.2g 11%
  4. Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  5. Sodium 37mg 2%
  6. Total Carbohydrate 1.2g 0%
  7. Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
  8. Total Sugars 0g  
  9. Protein 0.1g  
  10. Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
  11. Calcium 24mg 2%
  12. Iron 1mg 3%
  13. Potassium 18mg 0%

Grilled Pumpkins with Sea Salt

Grilled Pumpkins with Sea Salt

Some of the sea salt will fall off the pumpkin pieces as they cook, so serve them with extra salt on the side so people can add more if they like. This recipe for grilled pumpkin with rosemary and sea salt makes a wonderful appetizer or a gourmet topping for a smooth and creamy pumpkin soup recipe. Adults and kids alike are sure to enjoy this delicious recipe and grilled pumpkin is so easy to make.