Soup is such a heart warming winter meal. This delicious Pumpkin soup is easy and delicious. We freeze it in Goodlife Silicone Freezer Bags - ready to pull out for a quick midweek meal, or to take to work for lunch.
1 Pumpkin or Squash (cubed)
2 Kumara, Potatoes or Carrots
2 - 3 large Onions
2 Cloves Garlic
1 large thumb of Ginger
1 Green Apple (diced)
1 tsp Curry powder
1 Bay leaf
Herbs of your choice
1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
Salt and Pepper to taste
Mince or grate the garlic and ginger and add to a large soup pot. Add the deseeded and finely chopped Chilli, the diced Onion and the spices. Sautee gently in a little oil, until the fragrant aroma of the herbs has been unlocked.
Remove the seeds and skin from the Pumpkin. Roughly dice the Pumpkin, Kumara/Potatoes/Carrots and Apple. Add the diced vegetables and fruit to the pot. Season with salt and pepper.
Add a cup of stock and gently cook down until the vegetables are soft enough to be blended into a soup. Add a little water if the soup becomes too thick. Towards the end of cooking, add some finely chopped herbs to the pot - Parsley is a good option.
Remove the Bay leaf before blending the mixture to a smooth consistency. Season to taste before serving.
There are lots of garnishes you can try with this dish:
- Freshly chopped herbs and Okinawa Spinach leaves
- A drizzle of natural Greek yoghurt
- Crispy bacon pieces
- Croutons and a sprinkle of grated parmesan.