Just in time with the beginning of autumn I got into my soup mood again. I love soups, because they heat you up and leave a warm and comfortable feeling in your stomach.
In the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing my favourite recipes with you. Starting today with a classic – pumpkin soup, but with a twist.
Ingredients for 6
- 1,5 kg of pumpkin (butternut squash or golden nugget)
- 4 carrots
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 onion
- 500 ml chicken or vegetable broth
- 1 can of coconut milk
- 1 lime
- 1 handful of coriander
- 2 tbsp red curry paste
- 1 tbsp dried basil
- 1 ginger (½ thumb size)
- ½ tbsp pepper
- ¼ tbsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tbsp salt
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp ground curcuma
- Prepare the 500ml of chicken or vegetable broth
- Peel the pumpkin, the carrots, the sweet potatoes, the onions and garlic and cut them into pieces
- Squeeze the lime until you have the whole juice
- Grate the ginger
- Wash and prepare the coriander
Heat the 3 tablespoons of coconut oil in a pot. Put the garlic, onion, 2 tablespoons of red curry paste, grated ginger, curcuma, pepper and red pepper flakes in and stir for 1 minute. Add the pumpkin, the carrots, the sweet potatoes and the broth, close the lid and let the vegetables simmer on low temperature until they are soft (approx. 20 minutes).
Mix all ingredients in the pot with an immersion blender until you have a creamy mush. Add 1 tablespoon of dried basil, half of the squeezed lime, pepper and salt. Stir and try the seasoning of the soup. To increase the spice level, add Sriracha.
Leave the soup on low heat for another 5 minutes. Ready!
To serve tot each bowl up with a bit of limejuice (for the freshness), sprinkle over some pumpkin seeds and add coriander.
Tip: if you made too much soup, put it in the fridge over night and eat it again the next day. It will be even more tasteful as the spices had time to infuse.
Or freeze it and heat it up again when you are not in the mood to cook.
I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did! Please feel free to share any soup ideas in the comments below!
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