Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Curried Pumpkin & Carrot Sauce

 I've been on a roll with vegetable sauces lately. I like to have a good supply in my fridge ready to go. The Ratatouille Relish and Catchup are always staples. The Catchup is nice and sweet, while the Ratatouille Relish is great when I feel like something in between, not too sweet and as I'm not adding the salt it's not to savory and salty, it's just nice and creamy with a nice mellow flavor that's great added to salads, especially with the Catchup to add some sweetness. I also love it just as a dip with mushrooms, zucchini and carrot slices. Actually there all good for everything and anything, even just eating straight out of the jar with a spoon!!

This is the second time I've made this Curried Pumpkin, it's got a really unusual and unique taste. I did get a request for it the first time but I really wanted to double check it so I got through the first one pretty quickly (as you do) and made it again on the weekend. Yep! I love it and it's unique flavor that I don't know how to describe. Just check out the ingredients and if they sing to you, have a go, if not then try one of the others. This one has become a new favorite, it's smooth, creamy and just has that really satisfying taste that make you feel like you should just have another spoonful to make sure! ;-)

Dolloped onto a salad of Zoodles, tomatoes and parsley with the Ratatouille Relish

Curried Pumpkin and Carrot Sauce


2 cup peeled and cubed Kent Pumpkin
3 peeled carrot chopped into chunks
2 shallots or 3 inches of leek
1 celery stalk
½ to 1 cup slice fennel bulb
1 lg sprig fresh rosemary
½ tsp fenugreek or mustard powder
1/8th tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp curry powder
3 tbs light miso
Juice from ½ lime (a lemon would also be ok)
2 large tbs savoury Yeast flakes


Spread vegetables onto a large baking paper lined or non-stick baking tray with the rosemary. Bake at 160oc for 50-60 minute then let cool in the oven so that they are nice and soft and caramelised.

Once cooled turn the lot into a large food processor with the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into a sterilised glass jar with a lid and keep refrigerated. 

Tell me, do you like the idea of having homemade fat-free, low sodium vegetable sauces ready to go in you fridge? I know I love the thought of knowing that I just have to throw a few salad items onto a plate and add one of them and I have a tasty and satisfying meal in no time at all. Enjoy! 

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