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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Make-ahead

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

Store

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

Notes

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. 

Coconut-free

Replace the coconut milk with cream.

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