• Soup on Sunday: Southwest Pumpkin Soup

    by  • 28 Nov ’10 • soup • 9 Comments

    If you are cooked out or have a few spare cans of pumpkin, this is the soup for you. Not only is it good, but it’s dead easy. Enjoy.

    3 1/2 cups vegetable stock
    1 cup half and half
    2 15-ounce can pure pumpkin
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/2 teaspoon chili powder
    1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
    1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    Garnish:
    Grated sharp cheddar cheese
    Chopped fresh cilantro
    Avocado slices
    Sour cream
    Toasted pumpkin seeds

    Bring vegetable stock and whipping cream to boil in heavy medium pot. Whisk in canned pumpkin, cumin, chili powder, coriander and nutmeg. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until soup thickens slightly and flavors blend, about 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

    Ladle soup into bowls. Garnish each serving with cheddar cheese, cilantro, avocado slices, sour cream, toasted pumpkin seeds and serve.

    9 Responses to Soup on Sunday: Southwest Pumpkin Soup

    1. mary
      28 Nov ’10 at 1:46 pm

      I love this recipe. I make a variation of it: I substitute fresh butternut squash (Trader Joe's has it pre-cut), steamed with sliced fresh ginger (to taste) instead of the chili powder which I then mash (like potatoes). Then proceed with the balance of the recipe.
      As always, love your "Soup on Sunday". Be well and stay warm, as I heard that Scotland had a big cold snap. Mary

    2. Casa Très Chic
      28 Nov ’10 at 11:54 pm

      Here in Brasil the weather is hot, but I must try this recipe.
      Nice post.
      Hugs from Brasil.
      Tereza

    3. Jamie Herzlinger
      29 Nov ’10 at 3:07 am

      I made the soup recipe today! It was wonderful! I substituted fresh chicken stock and a bit more heavy cream! It was a hit!
      Thanks
      Jamie Herzlinger

    4. Jamie Herzlinger
      29 Nov ’10 at 3:07 am

      I made the soup recipe today! It was wonderful! I substituted fresh chicken stock and a bit more heavy cream! It was a hit!
      Thanks
      Jamie Herzlinger

    5. bricarwaller
      29 Nov ’10 at 7:02 am

      I'm going to make that for dinner tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe. Sounds yummy:)

    6. Shandell's
      29 Nov ’10 at 4:03 pm

      I made this soup over the weekend, loved it. Thanks!!

    7. Luciane From HomeBunch.com
      1 Dec ’10 at 3:40 pm

      This would be perfect today… I'm going out to buy some of the ingredients… tell you later how it turned out, ok?

      By the way, I think you really need to check my post today. It's about a very famous brazilian architect Roberto Migotto. He's simply great. Take a look and let me know what you think, ok? I know you'll like it.

      xo

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    8. elissa, ebb & flow
      4 Dec ’10 at 4:15 pm

      this looks perfect for this snowy saturday i'm experiencing. i look forward to trying it! have a great weekend.

    9. SeasideStudio
      7 Dec ’10 at 5:49 am

      Oh, yum!

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