Caramelised Pumpkin w/ Basil & Black Olives

This recipe is super easy, tastes great and will impress dinner guests. Serve alongside your favourite protein - this literally goes with everything. The salty olives balance out the sweetness of the roasted pumpkin. Divine.

Caramelised Pumpkin with Basil & Black Olives

½ pumpkin ( butternut, kent or jap), cut into wedges about 1cm thick
2 tbs olive oil
2 tbs raw honey or maple syrup
2 handfuls of fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
¾ cup ( about 100g) of pitted black olives, roughly chopped
zest and juice of 1 lemon
sea salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 180’C.
Place pumpkin on a baking tray lined with baking paper and drizzle with olive oil and raw honey or maple syrup. Season well with salt and pepper and bake for 30-35 minutes or until tender and caramelized.
Combine basil, olives, zest and juice in a separate bowl and set aside.

Remove pumpkin from oven once cooked and serve sprinkled with the basil and olive mixture.


  1. Sounds like the perfect side dish for this weather :)


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