This delicious Greek recipe for pumpkin comes from my native Ikaria and I can happily say that it’s one of the many longevity recipes that are plant-based and delicious and that people still cook today. This Greek pumpkin recipe is one of many Greek dishes in which vegetables make for a satisfying, craveable delicious meal. For more great Ikaria longevity recipes, pick up a copy of my book Ikaria: Lessons on Food, Life and Longevity from the Greek Island Where People Forget to Die (Rodale).
Place the pumpkin on a large cutting board and, using a large chef’s knife or serrated knife, cut away the skin. Remove the pumpkin seeds and discard (or wash, dry, and bake in the oven with a little salt and cayenne, as a snack). Cut the pumpkin into 1 ½-inch / 4 cm chunks.