Pumpkins, pumpkins and even more pumpkins! These days I feel like I am only posting about pumpkins and fall. Let’s just enjoy it while we can because the holidays are also getting closer…. So, since I am enjoying this fall season very much, I thought I would share another recipe. And this recipe is special, because it’s my favorite soup ever: pumpkin soup! This recipe is super quick & easy and of course SUPER tasty. Definitely worth a try, if you ask me.
What you’ll need | One butternut squash, a couple carrots, four small tomatoes, one onion, stock/broth, one liter of water and kurkuma.
How to | Like I always do, I would suggest starting with cutting all the ingredients. So the onion, butternut squash, tomatoes and carrots. Make sure to cut these in small pieces. When you’ve cut the onion, put some oil in a pan and bake the onion for a little. Then sprinkle kurkuma into the pan. Add however much you like, I try to cover the bottom of the pan with kurkuma because it’s healthy and tastes really good in combination with pumpkin.
When you’ve fried the onion for a bit, it’s time to add the pieces of carrot, tomatoes and butternut squash. Keep stirring the ingredients in your pan before adding the liter of water with your stock/broth. For this I would choose vegetable broth cubes and for this recipe use two. First add one cube to the ingredients in the pan. Then add the water and add the other cube. And then it’s time for the boring part… because you have to wait. Wait 20 minutes for the “soup” to cook fully. So set a timer and watch an episode of Friends while you wait. “I’ll be there for youuuu!”
Now for the fun part that will make the mixture actually a “soup”. So, grab your hand held blender and carefully blend all the ingredients together. Why careful? Well, you’ve just let it sit for 20 minutes and soup is hot, so please be careful when blending. Check it while blending to see if it has the texture you like soup to have and if you’re satisfied, stop blending and your pumpkin soup is done!
Before enjoying your pumpkin soup, I want to give you some tips. Because if you like spice, add a little chili pepper to it. If you like a creamy soup, add some cream to your bowl of soup when it’s done. Just go crazy with any garnish you like and want to add to your pumpkin soup. But I have to say, it’s also very good on its own. Pumpkin soup is definitely my all time favorite soup, especially homemade! Have you ever made pumpkin soup? What’s your favorite kind of soup?