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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pumpkin - Not Just for Pie

YES, it’s that time of year again, cooler fall weather and vibrant colors (soon here, we hope). And, it’s also soup time we well. I found this recipe in a Sunday newspaper after we made an emergency Dairy Queen stop on our way home Sunday afternoon. We needed a “treat”. That’s what Grenville told me. Yes, I believed him as chocolate was involved.pumpkin soup (1)

This pumpkin soup was on the F&P dinner menu last night with a wonderful chef salad made by Chef Grenville, of course.

All the soup ingredients were in our pantry (maybe in yours too). This recipe uses many of my favorite spices — which are ones starting with “C.”

Spiced Pumpkin Soup

  • 1 TBSP canola oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped fine
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp cardamom
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 C reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin
  • 1 (12 oz.) can evaporated fat-free milk
  • 6 TBSP plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • Parsley leaves for garnish
  1. In a large pot, heat oil over low for 30 seconds.
  2. Add onion and cook 3 minutes or until soft; add garlic and cook 1 minute.
  3. Stir in spices, salt and pepper and cook 1 minute, stirring.
  4. Whisk in broth and pumpkin. Bring just to a boil; reduce heatpumpkin soup (3) to low and simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add milk and simmer for 2 minutes.
  5. Using an immersion blender, puree soup until smooth. Add a little more broth for a thinner soup.

Ladle into bowls, garnish with yogurt (if desired) and parsley. Add pepper to taste.pumpkin soup (5)

11 comments:

Montanagirl said...

You are always making something so yummy! I've never had Pumpkin Soup...somehow it never appealed to me, but maybe yours would!!

Lois Evensen said...

Yum! I really like just about anything pumpkin. :)

Daisy said...

Looks good! It's that soup time of year!

Country Gal said...

Looks Yummy ! We are well into fall here that's for sure we have had frost , rain , high winds and chilly temps even looked like snow in the clouds at one point ! leaves are changing and some trees are already bare. Have a good day !

grammie g said...

Hi B..That looks so yummy..I love soups like this....when you get older it is nice to have food that slides down easier ; }
Hey if you hear about an earthquake my way it is true ..4.5 scared me to death.. I am still shaking almost an hour later!
Grace

Sandra said...

i would love to taste this. it would cost me a fortune to make it because the only thing on the recipe in my cabinet, is a can of pumpkin, and that belongs to the dogs. they get pumpkin twice a day.

Doris said...

Looks good! I remember making a pumpkin soup with the residents at the nursing home where I worked. The recipe came from a cookbook published by the facility. The residents thought the soup was interesting but I don't recall any of them loving it. We did have fun...was a week of activity with a pumpkin theme.

Enjoy your day!

Out on the prairie said...

I bake a Mexican stew in a whole pumpkin and you scoop a bit with each serving.

Rebecca said...

The soup sounds great and I love my immersion blender. And Dairy Queen. May I suggest a chocolate dipped cone?

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

Pumpkins aren't a big thing here, our climate stops them I guess. So I have no idea how a pumpkin tastes :-) :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Ginnie said...

Sounds great and looks great too. I'm going to save this for one of the cold days that will be here soon. Thanks.

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