Hey everyone! Sadly Halloween is over for another year – all the costumes and decorations are being put away to prepare for Christmas (and Thanksgiving if you celebrate). I don’t know about you, but as soon as the 1st of November comes along I am all about Christmas… but what about those left over pumpkins from Halloween?
It just seems like such a waste to chuck out the pumpkin guts you slaved over to remove; and plus – pumpkins just taste like everything autumnal.
For those days when you just want a light, cosy meal to warm your tummy, this delicious yet simple pumpkin soup recipe is perfect!
You will need:
- The guts of 1-2 pumpkins
- A quarter of a red onion
- 2-3 teaspoons of garlic
- Vegetable stock dissolved in water
- Salt and pepper (and any other spices to your preference)
- Milk or cream
1. Chop up your onion and garlic and place it in a pan with a bit of oil and boil until they become soft.
2. Add the vegetable stock water gradually and then the pumpkin.
3. Leave these to boil for approximately 15 minutes, or until the pumpkin is soft.
4. Take the pot of ingredients off the heat and use a standing blender to blend everything together until there are no lumps.
5. Add salt, pepper or any other spices to your taste.
6. Add milk or cream and serve your soup!
I must admit, I didn’t get a photo of the final product of my soup as the family and I devoured it instantly – however, it looked almost identical to this one from Jerusalem’s Kitchen, check their site and recipe out!
There you have it: a simple recipe for pumpkin soup. The weather is beginning to feel quite frosty outside so this is the perfect pick-me-up for the days you just need a boost of warmth to keep you going. If you wanted, you could even use this recipe for Thanksgiving which is coming up in a few weeks.
If you decide to make this recipe, let me know how it turns out. What’s your favourite food or beverage on a cold winter’s day?
Until next time, CoffeeeAndCream