Fresh pumpkin soup

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I just love pumpkin soup! It’s sweet, healthy, orange… I mean, what’s not to love?! Today I’m sharing my very own special recipe with you. It has all the creaminess you would expect; with a hint of pesto to give it a surprisingly fresh twist.

Don’t forget to share your delicious results!

Love, Emily

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Ingredients

  • 3 ½ lbs (1.5 kg) sugar pumpkin
  • 2 small onions
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • ½ tsp. thyme
  • Pepper and salt
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. turmeric
  • 4 C (1 l) vegetable stock

Directions

Wash and deseed the pumpkin, and cut into large pieces. You don’t have to peel it! Finely chop the onions and heat the olive oil in a large saucepan. Add the onions and gently cook them for 5 mins until they’re glazed. Add the pumpkin and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring it occasionally until it’s soft and golden. Add the stock, turmeric and thyme and bring it to a boil. Then simmer it all for 10 minutes until the pumpkin is super soft. Mix with a hand blender and pass the soup through a fine sieve to create a velvety structure. If you feel the soup is too thick you can always add some more water. Season with salt and pepper.

Rocket pesto

Ingredients

  • 2/3 C (150 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 3C (50 g) rocket (Arugula)
  • 1/4 C (30 g) pine nuts
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • Salt

Directions

Heat a small frying pan over a low heat. Toast the pine nuts until golden, shaking them occasionally. Put all ingredients into a food processor and create a smooth mix. Season the pesto with salt.

Serve the soup in a bowl with a tablespoon of the rocket pesto.

Enjoy!

7 thoughts on “Fresh pumpkin soup

  1. Pine nuts are expensive but I found some at Aldis last year! It was a special buy so I bought a lot of them. You can also find them at health type stores like Whole foods. They are tiny nuts almost seed like. Very good.

  2. I think that this recipe is awesome for pumpkin and squash
    Lovers. I’m not a squash person, but I’m sure this recipe will
    Turn out, and the soup will be yummy. I love anything with
    The Delicious name, that’s why I looked at the recipe!
    God bless!


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