Creamy coconut ginger pumpkin soup is deliciously nourishing. The warmth of fresh ginger adds a lovely kick to the sweet base of coconut and pumpkin. Make it with your favourite chicken broth or stock, or use a vegetable stock base for a plant based, vegan soup.
1kilogrampumpkin- any variety will do, I used Kent pumpkin for the soup pictured
500mLchicken broth or stock- substitute vegetable stock for a vegan/vegetarian soup
60gramsfresh ginger(about 3-4 thumb sized pieces)
2tbspextra virgin olive oilfor roasting the pumpkin - can also use coconut oil
salt and pepperto taste
Preheat oven to 180 C and line a large tray with baking paper (or use a non-stick tray).
Peel pumpkin and cut into even-sized chunks. Place on tray, drizzle over olive oil and toss around with your hands to coat. Roast pumpkin in the oven for approximately 45 minutes or until super soft and starting to caramelize at the edges.
While the pumpkin is roasting, peel the ginger and gather the rest of the ingredients.
Place cooked pumpkin, chicken broth/stock, coconut milk, ginger, cumin and cinnamon into blender jug. Blend until super smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
To serve, heat a portion of the soup in a saucepan over the stove (or microwave the soup if that's more convenient for you). Enjoy!
*As noted above, to make this recipe vegan just swap the chicken stock base for a vegetable stock. Too easy!*Nutrition Facts are calculated using an average general value for chicken broth, standard sodium content. If you use a low-salt broth, or change it to a vegetable broth/stock, then this can dramatically change the sodium content. As always, Nutrition Facts are an estimate only, based on the data pre-loaded into the software.*I also like to add a few teaspoons of turmeric powder to this soup sometimes, try it :)*If you do not have a jug blender, the soup can also be blended together using an immersion (stick) blender. Simply pop all ingredients into a big saucepan and use the immersion blender to combine everything. Then you can just heat the soup up from that saucepan!
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