Pumpkin soup with homemade croutons
pumpkin soup

Pumpkin soup with homemade croutons

It could be the most delicious Pumpkin Soup you have ever tried!!! I love this soup and I make it often because it’s both delicious and nutritious! I like eating it as it appears on the video as a thick soup because that’s where all the taste is! Try it and you will not be disappointed! A great recipe to celebrate pumpkin season!

pumpkin soup recipe
pumpkin soup recipe
pumpkin soup

Pumpkin soup with homemade croutons

Prep: 10m | Cook: 30m | Total: 40m | Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 500g Pumpkin or Butternut Squash, cut into wedges  (measurement after its peeled and cut)
  • 1 leek (the white only), cut into slices
  • 1 large onion, cut into half-moons
  • 1 ​​sweet potato, cut into slices
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin (1g)
  • 1/4 tsp Red Chili flakes (1g)
  • 1/3 tsp Turmeric (2g)
  • 1/3 tsp Smoked paprika (2g)
  • 350 ml water (divided) (1 ½ cup)
  • 4 Tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste
  • A few croutons for serving

Ingredients for the croutons:

  • 4 slices of toast bread
  • 4 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 pinch of oregano
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • A little salt and pepper

Instructions:

  1. Saute the onion with the leek in a pot over high heat.
  2. After they withered a bit add the sweet potato and a little water (1/2 cup /100 ml).
  3. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the pumpkin and all the spices (cumin, turmeric, red chilly flakes, smoked paprika) together with 1 cup of water (250ml *Note1*).
  5. Bring to a boil and lower the heat, simmering for 20 minutes *Note2*, checking, and stirring occasionally.
  6. Once your pumpkins are fork-tender turn off the heat.
  7. Blend them *Note3* inside the pot while it’s still hot and check for seasoning.
  8. You can add a little bit more hot water to correct the texture of the soup depending on your taste and stop blending until you have a well-blended mixture.
  9. For the croutons: Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and mix them. Take 4 slices of bread and brush the oil mixture on top of them. Cut them into cubes and bake them in a baking tray aligned with parchment paper at 180C /350F for 5min, medium rack.
  10. Serve your delicious pumpkin soup with your freshly baked croutons and enjoy!

Notes:

  • Note1: If you make a larger quantity you will also have to increase the water.
  • Note2: How long you will simmer depends on the volume of your pumpkin wedges. It might need another 10 minutes.
  • Note3*: You may use a kitchen processor or a stand blender if you prefer but you will need to wait until it cools down a bit to avoid accidents in the kitchen!
pumpkin soup nutrition facts

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