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Spicy Pumpkin Soup 30/10/2011

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup

Here is my recipe for lovely Pumpkin Soup. Perfect for Samhain/Halloween celebrations and the spices liven it up a bit to make it extra warming in front of a fire. If you have a few pumpkins from your vegetable patch, why not make a few batches and freeze to enjoy at Christmas too?!

Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Serves 4

1 cooking pumpkin (can also use butternut squash)
1 medium onion
2 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp chilli powder or dried chilli flakes
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 litre of vegetable stock or boullion

Chop the onions and garlic and sauté them in a large saucepan until beginning to turn clear. In the meantime peel and chop the pumpkin into 2 cm pieces. Add to the pan with the spices, mix with the onion and garlic flavours and soften for about 3-4 minutes. Add the vegetable stock and bring to the boil, then simmer for 20 minutes until the pumpkin is soft.

Allow to cool, then blend until smooth. Pour into bowls, serving with crispy bacon or toasted pumpkin seeds, and swirled in cream.

Yummy!

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4 Responses to “Spicy Pumpkin Soup”

  1. […] We celebrate by lighting fires, burning incense and cooking a feast. Today we are enjoying spicy pumpkin soup, to warm and soothe as the days get shorter and the weather turns […]

  2. This looks delicious!!! I will be making it tonight! Great photography too!

    • hernegardens Says:

      Aww thanks for kind comments! It is a lovely soup. I’m taking some to work for my lunch today! Hope you like it when made. Let me know how you get on 🙂

  3. jamie bell Says:

    Thanks for the pumpkin soup recepe. I have been growing pumpkins in my hydroponic system and plan to make a pot of soup for christmas.


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