Happy October! It’s officially pumpkin season. Today I’m sharing my pumpkin soup recipe. If you’re a pumpkin fan, this recipe will easily become a staple dish during the fall season. Start your meal with pumpkin soup as an appetizer, serve it for lunch, or have a big bowl for dinner. Furthermore, It’s a quick versatile meal that’s ready to satisfy the taste of fall you’ve been craving. I’ve used coconut milk instead of heavy cream to embody that rich, creamy flavor, therefore creating a recipe that’s vegetarian and vegan approved!
Are you vegan?
I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but lately I’ve been posting vegan and vegetarian recipes. I don’t identify as vegetarian or vegan, however I do tend to eat more of a plant-based diet. My boyfriend is vegan (after making a bet with me) and it has opened new doors in my cooking. Usually, I cook vegan or vegetarian at home, however I do still eat meat/seafood when I crave it. I try to choose healthier options if I eat meat such as fish, chicken or turkey. I rarely have beef and I have eliminated pork from my diet. I’ve realized there are many recipes I can make that taste incredible and don’t require the use of animal products. This pumpkin soup is a perfect example! I challenge you to try a couple plant-based recipes each week. If you need inspiration check out other recipes on my blog such as my Tofu and Potato Breakfast Salad.
Lets make soup!
Pumpkin soup is easy to make. First sauté a granny smith apple and onion together. I know it’s a weird combination but trust me it all works out at the end. Once the onion is translucent, stir in the garlic, ginger and spices. Next, add the vegetable broth and bring the whole pot up to a simmer. One the broth reaches a rapid simmer, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes or so, until the apples can be easily pierced with a fork. Using an emulsion blender, blender or food processor, blend together until it reaches a smooth consistency. Carefully transfer the blended ingredients back into the pot (keep the heat on low). Gently mix in the pumpkin and coconut milk, stirring until everything is combined. Garnish your bowl of soup with pepitas, freshly ground black pepper, dried cranberries and sage. Enjoy, from my table to yours.