Pumpkin soup that will soothe your winter chills

Pumpkin soup that will soothe your winter chills

With the weather getting colder by the day, this wholesome pumpkin soup will chase your winter blues away! Pumpkin soup is a staple in many households and is packed with maximum taste and nutrition. This soup wins over many children, with its mild flavour and creaminess.

Pumpkin has such a rich orange colour and this brings with it many benefits! It is packed with vitamin A, lutein and zeaxanthin that help protect eyesight. Children need vitamin A to support growth and development and to build their immune systems too.

Pumpkin Soup – Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 1.2 kg / 2.4 lb pumpkin (any type) OR butternut squash , unpeeled weight
  • 1 brown onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves , peeled whole 
  • 3 cups (750ml) vegetable or chicken broth/stock , low sodium 
  •  1 cup (250 ml) water 
  •  Salt and pepper 
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup (125 – 185 ml) cream

Method

  1. Cut the pumpkin into 3cm slices. Cut the skin off and scrape the seeds out. Cut into 4cm. 
  2. Place the pumpkin, onion, garlic, broth and water in a pot – the liquid won’t quite cover all the pumpkin. Bring to a boil, uncovered, then reduce heat and let simmer rapidly until pumpkin is tender (check with a butter knife) – about 10 minutes. 
  3. Remove from heat and use a stick blender to blend until smooth.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and stir through cream (never boil the soup after adding cream, as it will split).  
  5. Ladle soup into bowls, drizzle over a bit of cream, and sprinkle with pepper and parsley if desired.
  6. Serve with any bread and enjoy!

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Recipe by Kalpna, WEEC Chef

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