15 March 2012

FOODIE WEEKEND - Easy Peasy Thick Pumpkin Soup

Ever since we came back from Rome, Captain has been down with on and off cough and cold.   I don’t know why but I tend to associate cold with soups and for that reason, we have been having thick vegetable soups for dinner. The twins are not a big fan of vegetables but blessfully, they love vegetable soups especially when accompanied by some nice crunchy bruschetta on the side.

So for my food entry this time, I am going to share with you a simple recipe but good enough to serve as starter when entertaining.  This recipe is not restricted to pumpkin or squash only, you can also use carrot, potato, broccoli or zucchini.  I prefer pumpkin because the soup will turned out so flavoursome and naturally sweet.  Carrot soup is a big hit here in our house too for the same reason.
Easy Peasy Thick Pumpkin soup
Ingredients (serves 4-5)
1 kg of pumpkin skinned, seeded and diced.  You can also use squash or any other suitable vegetable
1 whole onion (big) diced 
2 clove garlic minced. 
1 1/2 teaspoon of chopped fresh thyme.

Some extra virgin olive oil. 

750 ml of vegetable stock or water with 1 1/2 vegetable cubes.   I use Kallo Organic. Remember to turn the cube into liquid stock before cooking.

50 ml of low fat thick cooking cream (optional).  I use President light. 

Some ground black pepper and salt for seasoning

In a pot, heat some extra virgin olive oil and sauté the onion until slightly soft.

Add in the pumpkin and saute together for 2 to 3 minutes.

Pour in the stock.  

Leave to boil until pumpkin started to soften.

Using a hand blender, blend the content of the pot until smooth.

Stir in the cream and add the chopped fresh thyme.

Finally season with black pepper and salt . 

Dribble a little bit of extra virgin olive oil just before serving. 

Don't forget some freshly baked bread!


  1. looks delicious! Must try!


  2. this looks delicious. i've been trying to incorporate more vegetarian dishes into my diet, and i will definitely be giving this one a whirl.


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  5. Delicious!!!



  6. Hello Mrs.C!
    Thank you so much for your sweet comment
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    Wow! You're a mom too?! I'm so glad to meet fellow
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    Mr.Freddy and I love pumpkin soup too!

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