Gourds Salad


Today I picked some of the bottle gourds that we grew in the garden. They need to be picked out soon before the temperature drops and starts to freeze. So I took a few and since gourds of all varieties are now in season, I thought I could try it for a salad recipe.

Some gourds are only good for decorations but the bottle gourds are meatier and very edible. I peeled them and cut into thin slices.

To my surprise, they are crunchier and taste fresher than cucumber.


Gourds Salad


  • Bottle gourds – 3 pieces (medium size, peeled, thinly sliced)
  • Pesto sauce – 2 tsp
  • Red wine vinegar – 2 tbsp
  • Extra virgin olive oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt, pepper, sugar (season to taste)
  • Red pepper flakes (to garnish)
  • Dried chives (to garnish)


  1. Peel and slice 3 medium-size bottle gourds.
  2. Mix all ingredients to a salad bowl.
  3. Adjust seasoning according to your taste.
  4. Refrigerate before serving.

Thank you for reading and happy cooking!


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