I love Pumpkin and I love soup and I’m the only one in my household who loves both Pumpkin and soup, so this dish is always just for me! Lately I’ve been making it for myself once a week and enjoying the leftovers for breakfast or dinner and with my fussy kids and Hubby’s strict elimination diet, it works so well having some in the fridge and not have to cook 10,000 dishes every night of the week. Or so it seems.
Add turmeric not only gives it the vibrant sunset colour that’s associated with the root, but boosts immunity within the soup. I swear this recipe gets better every time I make it, and I enjoy it so much! I make it in my Thermomix but you could cook it all together on the stove top then blitz it in your processor/with a bar mix.
Homemade Pumpkin Soup
- 500g Pumpkin, peeled and chopped
- 1 Onion, peeled and cut in half
- 1 Garlic Clove, peeled
- 1 Tbs Coconut Oil
- 200g Coconut Milk
- 1 Tbs Vegetable Stock Paste
- 1 Tsp Tumeric Powder
- Handful of Cashews
- Add the onion and garlic to the Thermomix Mixing bowl and chop for 3 Sec/Speed 5. Add the coconut oil and sauté for 3 Min/100C/Speed 2 (alternatively, finely chop your onion and garlic then sauté in a pot with coconut oil until translucent)
- Add 250g Water, the coconut milk, vegetable stock paste and turmeric to the mixing bowl. Add the Pumpkin to the steaming basket and place inside the mixing bowl. Cook for 20 Min/Varoma/Speed 2 with the Varmoa in place. (alternatively: add the water, milk, stock paste, turmeric and pumpkin to the pot and cook until the pumpkin is soft)
- Once the pumpkin is soft turn into the liquid, adding the cashews to the mix. Process for 1 Min/Speed 5 gradually increasing to Speed 9 for a smooth, thick soup. (alternatively: add the cashews to the soup then tip into a food processor and process until smooth)
I enjoyed mine tonight with some smashed avocado (with coriander chopped through it! Yum!). There are heaps of other options to add to your soups, or scoop it onto some paleo bread. Take 1 cup out and blitz it with more cashews to make it even thicker and it’s an awesome sauce for steamed chicken and fish too.