Best season to travel to Slovenia

Pumpkin Season

Any trip to Slovenia is not complete if you haven’t tried some national pumpkin dishes!

Pumpkin Season in Slovenia - Best Time
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Elvira Nimmee

Pumpkin in served as the main ingredient for two quite important elements of Slovenian cuisine. First one is pumpkin seed oil which in combination with honey or olive oil serves as a delicious dressing for salads or is used to intensify the flavor of desserts. It is also used in preparation of the second important pumpkin dish—pumpkin soup, which can be found in almost any Slovenian restaurant.

Pumpkin soup
Pumpkin soup

To explore all the things pumpkin has to offer and greet autumn go to the Pumpkin festival held at Šmartno ob Paki in Štajerska in October.

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