Monday, July 20, 2009

My favorite pumpkin soup recipe

I'm about half way through making this my favorite pumpkin soup recipe so I thought I'd post it. The recipe that is, I think the soup would end up a bit messy if I tried to post it.

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 leek, white part only, finely sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1kg peeled pumpkin, diced
  • 1 large potato, peeled, diced
  • 1L chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) thin cream


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over low heat, add onion and leek and cook for 2-3 minutes, until softened but not coloured. Add garlic and spices and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add pumpkin, potato and stock and bring to the boil. Turn heat to low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, then blend in batches.
  2. Return soup to pan, stir through cream and reheat gently. Season and add a little more nutmeg if desired.


delicious. - April 2004, Page 63

Recipe by Valli Little

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Rolley said...

mmmmm really, there's nothing quite like a classic pumpky soup. I have a favourite recipe too, I should dig it up for you in case you wanna try it!!

The cool things about it are: like yours it has cumin which adds a beautiful touch, you oven roast the pumpkin to get a nice roasty flavour, you make a basil pesto and put a few dollops in the soup, along with some cream and clumps of goats cheese. also, i love the side of bread rolls with melted mozzarella on them!

YES I found the link! suss it out! .. cuz we eat vegetarian we use the goats cheese instead of the bacon : )

Stewart said...

Thanks for the tip Rolley, I'll look into it.

Hey, same place I got mine.