If you find yourself with leftover pumpkin this season, this quick and easy idea serves as a simple appetizer. Chop your pumpkin into narrow wedges and toss them on the grill in this Sicilian-inspired recipe. Each sliver bursts with a tangy sweet and sour flavor.
1 lb. sugar pumpkin
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 garlic clove, pressed or minced
3 tbsp. wine vinegar (red or white)
3 tbsp. white sugar
Chopped fresh mint or parsley (optional)
Thinly sliced garlic (optional)
Preheat your gas grill. Cut pumpkin in half and scrape out seeds and membrane. Peel each half and cut into 1/4-1/2 inch slices. Whisk together olive oil, minced garlic and a pinch of salt. Add pumpkin slices and toss well to coat. Grill slices over medium heat for a few minutes on each side. In a small saucepan, mix vinegar, sugar and remaining garlic oil in the bowl. Cook until sugar is dissolved and the mixture thickens. Drizzle the sauce over the pumpkin. Garnish with mint, parsley, and garlic if desired.