Quick weekday meal …. Pumpkin Soup with Toasted Pinenuts

20140414-071353.jpgI am making an old favourite  with fresh pumpkin. I do not add any butter, cream or oil and the soup gets its texture and creaminess from a sweet potato It is healthy and delicious and I like to garnish it with lightly toasted pine nuts.

You will need :

1 kg Pumpkin
1 Onion
q sweet potato peeled
1 clove garlic (optional)
Pinch of cumin
A teaspoon of toasted pine per portion to garnish
Sea Salt and freshly ground pepper

Peel and chop the vegetables roughly. Place in a large pot and immerse in water, just enough to cover the vegetables. keep topping the water as it cooks. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat and let it cook for 40 minutes. Test the potatoes to make sure they are soft and fully cooked. Turn off heat. When it is a bit cooler, blitz everything with a hand blender or liquidizer until it is very smooth and satiny. Season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Garnish with toasted pine nuts to serve.



8 responses to “Quick weekday meal …. Pumpkin Soup with Toasted Pinenuts”

  1. Fabulous, Lea ! – particularly so for me, as we are now in autumn and it is already getting chilly in the evenings. Many thanks !!!

    1. So glad you like it Margaret Rose! Have a lovely day !

  2. I absolutely LOVE pumpkin soup –

    1. please let me know how you find it of you try out the recipe !

  3. Mmmmmmm…..Ms. Lea, you’re the Pumpkin in my soup!! Your Secret Fan.

    1. So thrilled to hear this Mr J !

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