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Hearty Pumpkin Soup

Hearty Pumpkin Soup Recipe - Embrace the Early Taste of Fall

pumpkin soup

While August is still basking in the warmth of summer, there's a subtle shift in the air. The days are getting a tad shorter, reminding us that fall is will soon be here. That's right, we're stepping into the early days of fall, where summer memories blend with the promise of cozy times ahead. And what better way to celebrate this transition than with a steaming bowl of Dairy-Free Pumpkin Soup? Let's dive into a recipe that's not just about food; it's about embracing the changing seasons and savoring every spoonful.


Picture your kitchen, filled with the scent of sautéed onions and garlic. That's where our culinary journey begins. The gentle sizzling sets the stage for the symphony of flavors that's about to unfold. Now, imagine the pumpkin, carrots, and celery joining the party. They're like the transition from shorts to cozy sweaters - a little bit of both worlds. As they soften and mingle, they create a dance of textures that mirrors the season's changes. A pour of vegetable broth is like nature's brushstroke on our canvas. And the spices? Ah, they're the hues of autumn. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger create a warm embrace that brings out the best in our pumpkin soup. For that touch of indulgence, we're using coconut cream. It's like a cozy blanket for your soup, adding creaminess and richness without the dairy. Trust me, it's the secret ingredient that'll make you want to cozy up with your bowl.


sliced and seeded pumpkin

Take out your immersion blender and blend away. The colors will blend into a vibrant orange, just like the trees outside. The aroma is like an early fall morning, crisp and inviting. As you serve up your bowls of Dairy-Free Pumpkin Soup, sprinkle them with fresh parsley. It's like the final brushstroke on your culinary masterpiece, elevating the presentation and flavor.


"Now that you are in the right mindset, let's get cookin'!"


Hearty Pumpkin Soup Recipe:

Ingredients You'll Need:

  • 1 medium-sized pumpkin, peeled, seeded, and diced

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped

  • 2 celery stalks, chopped

  • 4 cups vegetable broth

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ¼ cup coconut cream (for extra creaminess)

  • Fresh parsley, for that final touch

Instructions:

  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until translucent.

  2. Add the minced garlic and sauté for another minute until fragrant.

  3. Toss in the diced pumpkin, chopped carrots, and celery. Sauté for 5-7 minutes until slightly softened.

  4. Pour in the vegetable broth and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes until the vegetables are tender.

  5. Using an immersion blender, carefully puree the soup until smooth and creamy.

  6. Sprinkle in the ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Season with salt and pepper to your taste preference. Stir well to incorporate the flavors.

  7. For added creaminess, stir in the heavy cream.

  8. Simmer the soup for an additional 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.

  9. Serve the savory pumpkin soup hot, garnished with fresh parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 180

  • Total Fat: 8g

    • Saturated Fat: 4g

  • Cholesterol: 15mg

  • Sodium: 600mg

  • Total Carbohydrates: 24g

    • Dietary Fiber: 5g

    • Sugars: 10g

  • Protein: 6g

  • Vitamin D: 2%

  • Calcium: 10%

  • Iron: 15%

  • Potassium: 20%

Note: The recipe provided should yield approximately 4 to 6 servings of Hearty Pumpkin Soup, depending on the portion size served. Keep in mind that serving sizes can vary based on individual preferences and whether the soup is served as a main course or appetizer.


Get ready to savor the early fall vibes with every spoonful of this Dairy-Free Pumpkin Soup. It's more than just a recipe; it's a way to capture the magic of changing seasons and create memories that'll warm your heart.


Disclaimer: This recipe draws inspiration from the beauty of early fall and the joy of sharing nourishing meals. Nutritional values are estimated based on common ingredients and serving sizes. For specific dietary needs, consult a nutrition expert or use specialized calculators.


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