It is finally pumpkin season and to celebrate it, I just came from the supermarket with various types of pumpkin (some of which are actually completely new to me). You should have seen me carrying them through the steep and narrow stairs (typically Dutch) of my house! haha but hey, they looked so cute and oh so pretty that I could not help myself! #sorrynotsorry Also, I swear they screamed “Please take me home with you!” and so I did (even though I have no idea of what I am gonna do with them because it feels like it is a waste to just cook them! haha).
Anyhoo, I am here today to share my pumpkin soup recipe, it is the perfect comfort food for brisk and cold Autumn nights. It is a bit different from the “typical pumpkin soup” because I added two of my fave veggies (cauliflower, mushrooms and spinach) to make it extra nutritious and comforting.
Whenever Fall and Winter come around, soup makes up my perfect staple diet for the week. I love to cook a pot of it in the weekend and store it in the fridge for when I come back home from work and gym feeling knackered during the week.
This soup recipe is just gently spiced with ginger powder and turmeric because I wanted to make sure that the pumpkin flavour shines above the rest. However, please do feel free to adjust the seasonings to your liking. My favourite thing about using pumpkin in my soups is the perfect silky and creamy texture it gives to it.
- 500gr pumpkin, peeled and cubed
- 200g carrot, peeled and cubed
- 1 medium-sized zucchini, peeled and cubed
- 150g cauliflower, grated
- 100g brown mushrooms (or any type really), finely chopped
- 2 handfuls of spinach leaves
- 2tsp of ginger powder
- 2tsp of turmeric
- salt to taste
- Fill a medium-sized pan with water and bring it to a boil over high heat.
- In the meantime, peel and dice the pumpkin, carrots and zucchini and put them aside.
- Then grate the cauliflower and put it aside.
- When the water is boiling, add the diced carrots, zucchini and pumpkin. Cover with a lid and let it cook for 10 minutes. Then, add the spices and salt and simmer for around 20 mins until pumpkin is soft.
- Turn off heat, and use an immersion blender to blend the soup until smooth.
- Add the grated cauliflower to the soup and simmer it again until it becomes soft.
- Then add the mushrooms and spinach leaves and let it all cook for more 3-5 minutes.
….And this is what you end up with:
A thick and creamy soup loaded with flavour! If you decide to make this soup recipe (which I hope you do!!), let me know in the comment section how you liked it! 🙂