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Healthy Pumpkin ginger soup
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Pumpkin Soup - four ways

This wholesome basic soup can be eaten as it is or spiced up into an extra special dish. For those who generally dislike pumpkin, give the variations a try...you may be pleasantly surprised!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Soup
Servings: 4


  • 2 tbsp butter, ghee or coconut oil
  • 1 onion/s -roughly diced
  • 2 clove/s garlic -roughly sliced
  • 1 kg pumpkin -peeled and roughly diced into 2-3cm cubes (or a piece of a larger pumpkin)
  • 750 ml chicken stock or bone broth (3 cups) or vegetable stock
  • 270 ml canned coconut milk (1 cup)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper - to taste


  • In a large pot, over a medium heat add butter or oil then gently sauté the onion and garlic for a minute or two until translucent.
  • Add the pumpkin and stock, bring to the boil then simmer until the pumpkin starts to fall apart.
  • Allow to cool a little before processing in a blender or food processor until smooth. Taste and season.
  • If you are making the Thai, Ginger, or Indian version, add the coconut milk and mix or blend the soup.

Thermomix method

  • Chop the garlic, 5 sec, speed 5. If adding extras like ginger, add with the garlic.
  • Add the onion, chop 5 sec, speed 5. If making the bacon version add the bacon with the onion.
  • Add the butter, ghee or oil and saute 2 mins, 100, speed 1.
  • Add the pumpkin and chop, 10-15 seconds, speed 7.
  • Add the stock and cook 15 mins, 100, speed 3 (with basket over the lid).
  • Allow to cool a little before adding the coconut milk and puree (taking care it's cool enough) 30 seconds, speed 8.


  • Re-heat in a pot over a low heat until just hot.


  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.


Thai pumpkin soup

Add a tablespoon of red or green curry paste to the onion stage and cook until fragrant. Garnish with coriander or mint and fresh chilli. A good vegetarian or vegan option.

Ginger pumpkin soup

Add a 2cm piece of diced fresh ginger root to the onion stage. Also nice with fresh coriander processed through at the end of cooking. A good vegetarian or vegan option.

Indian pumpkin soup

Add a tablespoon of garam masala, 1 tablespoon of ground cumin and a  ginger root to the onion stage. Serve with a dollop of natural yoghurt and coriander. A good vegetarian or vegan option.

Pumpkin and bacon soup (coconut-free)

Omit the coconut milk and add a few rashes of nitrate free bacon to the onion stage. You might also like to add a little cream or cashew cream for dairy-free.

Add a variety of veggies

I very often use a combination of carrot, sweet potato and pumpkin.  This extends the nutrition and variety.

Vegetarian or vegan

Choose vegetable stock. Choose olive or coconut oil to sauté. 


Replace the coconut milk with cream.

Which of these is your favourite?  I'd love to receive your feedback in the comments below...