A different Thanksgiving side dish you should try

This blog post and recipe is sponsored by Shamrock Farms

What I love about Thanksgiving is the delicious dishes on the Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey, of course, is always the hero every year. As we love keeping the tradition while trying something new at the same time, side-dishes would be what you can switch around. Besides the tried-and-true holiday side-dish traditions like mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and mac & cheese, there are many different side dishes our family loves. In this post, I am going to share a recipe I’m sure you’ll love. This side dish would be a twist this Thanksgiving and is something different that you should try. 

Shout out to Shamrock Farms

This is my favorite dairy brand. The first reason is that I notice a delicious difference when using their products. Everything made at Shamrock Farms starts with pure, fresh milk from a family of local farms. There are never artificial growth hormones added. And this company is a local Arizona company. Since I’m an Arizonan, I love supporting local businesses. Now let’s get to the recipe. 

Crispy-Fried Pumpkin Salad with Sour Cream Ranch


  • 250ml Shamrock Farms Sour Cream
  • 260ml Shamrock Farms Organic Wholemilk 
  • 100gr rice flour + 50gr all purpose flour
  • Pumpkin of choice 
  • Lettuce of choice
  • Bell pepper 
  • Corn (optional)
  • Shredded cheese (optional)
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper (optional)
  • ¼ tsp salt (optional)
How to make step by step:

1.Wash bell pepper and peeled pumpkin then leave a side.

2.While waiting for the pumpkin and bell pepper to dry, wash, drain, and cut lettuce.

3.Mix 250ml Shamrock Farms Sour Cream with 40ml Shamrock Farms Whole Milk, black pepper, and salt. This is a salad dressing and also a dip.

4.Mix 100gr rice flour + 50gr all purpose flour and 220ml milk into a deep bowl.

5.Slice drained bell pepper and pumpkin into thin slices (about ⅛ inch) then add them to the mixture above.

6.Carefully mix well so the mixture evenly coats pumpkin and bell pepper.

7.Boil oil in a deep pot until hot enough. Then use a fork to pick and drop each coated slice into the pot. Fry them for about 3-4 minutes.

8.Add lettuce and other optional ingredients into a salad bowl. Place the fried pumpkin and bell pepper on top.

9.Top with the Sour Cream Ranch dressing made in step 3.

I love using Shamrock Farms dairy products for their richness and farm-fresh flavor. The Shamrock Farms Sour Cream gives a richer and more natural flavor. It is handcrafted with pure and fresh milk so you can notice the difference. Also, their whole milk is another staple item in our fridge. Now that you have the recipe. This Crispy-Fried Pumpkin Salad with Sour Cream Ranch would be a different side dish you should try this Thanksgiving. It’s super quick and easy to do. I hope you give a try and love it. Also check out my previous recipe with other Shamrock Farms products: the Matcha Cookie Smoothie.