For novice cooks, it is important that you purchase pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling. Pumpkin puree is simply what is says pureed pumpkin. Canned pumpkin pie filling already has additional spices in the mixture.
What we love about this recipe is that it is so easy. Take a look at the directions below, all you need to do is combine a few ingredients and presto, you have tasty and nutritious soup.
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Thai-inspired Pumpkin Soup
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 medium onion diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tbsp ginger fresh-grated
- 1 cup vegetable stock low sodium (can also used chicken stock)
- 1 cup pumpkin puree canned
- 1/2 cup mango nectar or peach nectar
- 3 tbsp peanut butter smooth
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1-3 tsp hot sauce more or less to taste (used Sriracha hot sauce)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- chives or cilantro for garnish (optional)
- Heat the coconut oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat; add the onion and sauté until softened but not browned, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the garlic and ginger and cook 1 minute more, stirring constantly.
- Add all remaining ingredients (except garnish) and bring up to a simmer over medium heat.
- Puree the soup in the blender.
- Taste and adjust seasonings as desired. Serve with chives or cilantro sprinkled on top, if desired.
Nutrition info is an estimate and may contain errors.
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light’s recipe for ThaiStyle Pumpkin Soup.
Rebecca Bitzer loves to empower Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) and their clients. Co-author of Welcome to the Rebelution: Seven steps to the nutrition counseling practice of your dreams and Taste the Sweet Rebellion: Rebel against dieting.