Continuing with our recent theme of Halloween time recipes, we’ve found another way to use your leftover pumpkins over the coming weeks with this pumpkin soup recipe. Pumpkin soup is a popular flavour served in many eateries throughout the year but we’ve decided to add a little bit of spice to ours with the addition of ginger and Thai red curry paste. This soup only takes around 1 hour to prepare and cook, and like all soups is something you can enjoy for a few days whether it is for lunch, dinner or a healthy snack. Follow our steps below to make it yourself.
Prep Time – 25 minutes
Cooking Time – 45 – 50 minutes
- 1 Medium – large pumpkin
- 1 Leek, cut into chunks
- 1 Onion, diced
- 1 Inch raw ginger, grated
- 1 Lemongrass
- 4 Tbsp Thai red curry paste
- 1 Litre vegetable (or chicken) stock
- 400ml Coconut milk
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 3 – 4 Tsp olive oil
- 2 Heaped spoons Linwoods flaxseed, sunflower and pumpkin seeds
Serves 6-8 people
1. Prepare the pumpkin
Pre-heat your oven to 200C and prepare your pumpkin. You do this by peeling and deseeeding the pumpkin before cutting into chunks. Place the pumpkin chunks on to a large roasting tray and add 2 tsp of olive oil. Drizzle 1 tbsp of honey and season the chunks with salt and pepper. Place the pumpkin in the oven and roast for 30 minutes until soft and golden.
2. Cook your vegetables
Once you have roasted your pumpkin, leave aside and prepare the rest of the vegetables. Add 2 tsp of olive oil to a large pot and add the onion, leeks, ginger and lemongrass. Cook the vegetables for 10 minutes until soft.
3. Add your stock
Now for the heat! Add the Thai red curry paste to the mix and then add the roasted pumpkin chunks and the juices. Next you add the coconut milk and vegetable stock (you could use chicken stock if you prefer) and simmer for 5 – 10 minutes. We then added 2 tbsp of Linwoods flaxseed, sunflower and pumpkin seeds but you don’t need to do this if you don’t have them. Before you blend all of the ingredients together remember to remove the stalk of lemongrass as this will not be pleasant if blended with everything else.
4. Blend and serve
Add juice of one lime and allow to cool the mix slightly before blending all of the ingredients together. Blend until the mix is a smooth, soup-like texture and then return the pan to the heat, gently heating through for a few minutes. Garnish with some red chilli, corrainder and natural yoghurt before serving.
Try out our other Halloween inspired recipes
If you’re looking for some desserts to try out this Halloween, why not try out our chilli chocolate bonfire cake and pumpkin pie recipes. These will be a great way to finish any meal during the winter months. Share your favourite Halloween recipes with us by commenting below.
Video to making spiced pumpkin and coconut soup
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