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Bursting with flavor, this comforting, vegetarian carrot pumpkin soup is wholesome, nutritious and perfect to feed a whole family on a lazy night. | aheadofthyme.com

Carrot Pumpkin Soup


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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: Soup

Description

Bursting with flavor, this comforting, vegetarian carrot pumpkin soup is wholesome, nutritious and perfect to feed a whole family on a lazy night.


Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 cup pumpkin, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium parsley root, chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 and 1/2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence spice mix
  • 1/2 cup half and half cream + 2 tablespoons for garnish
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • pinch of chilli powder, to taste
  • fresh herbs and roasted sunflower seeds, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and fry for 2 to 3 minutes until soft and translucent. Add pumpkin, parsley root and carrot, and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add vegetable stock and Herbes de Provence spice mix and stir together. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 25 minutes.
  3. Remove the soup from heat. Using an immersion blender or food processor, pulse until smooth.
  4. Add cream and season to taste with salt and pepper. Add a pinch of powdered chilli (you can skip this if you cannot handle an little kick of heat).
  5. Transfer to 6 serving bowls, decorate with a swirl of cream, herbs and sunflower seeds. Serve hot.