Monday, September 22, 2014

Pumpkin Vegetable Soup


Everybody loves a good hearty soup.

Especially when it’s cold and you need something to warm up.

This pumpkin vegetable soup is a new favorite of mine.

There are two ways of eating it, at least in Ecuador there are.

You are free to invent other forms also.

My son’s favorite is eating it with popcorn, which is added to many vegetable soups here.

I rather prefer to eat it with grated cheese.

The cheese gives the soup even a better taste, at least in my opinion.

The soup is very simple to do and perfect for those weekdays when you need a quick, but healthy and filling, dinner.

It also keeps its delicious taste after being frozen.

So, if you make a bigger batch, you can freeze some of it, and have it always handy whenever you might need a quick lunch.

Then it depends on you, if you rather eat if with popcorn or cheese.

Or maybe invent another way to enjoy it!
  


Pumpkin Vegetable Soup
(for four)

¼ pumpkin

3 large potatoes

3 large carrots

1 scallion

½ green bell pepper or chili pepper if you want to make it hotter and spicier

2 dl cream

Salt to taste

Ground pepper to taste

1. Peel the potatoes and the carrots, and the pumpkin, cut them into small pieces
2. Cook the vegetables together with small amount of water (just enough to cover them)
3. Mix the cooked vegetables with the scallion and the green bell pepper/chili pepper in a blender
4. Pour the mix into the kettle and add the cream, salt and pepper.
5. Stir gently while the soup comes to boil.
  


To Serve

Grated cheese of your choice

Or

Popcorn

1. Sprinkle grated cheese or popcorn over the soup when served.


I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

48 comments:

  1. Oh yummy! I love pumpkin, so I will definitely be trying this soup! Thank you for the recipe.

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  2. Not a pumpkin fan but neat recipe
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  3. I love everything pumpkin! This is a great excuse to eat it without the normal wads of sugar I add to it :)

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  4. I'm not the biggest pumpkin fan but this is worth trying!

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  5. YUM! I just made butternut squash soup - must try pumpkin now!

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  6. never thought of popcorn on soup. very interesting and going to have to try it sometime

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  7. I've never thought of putting popcorn on soup! That seemed a little weird to me at first, but now that I think of it, it might be pretty good!

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  8. That looks absolutely delicious!

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  9. This is an interesting recipe :)

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  10. Your son is genius. I'm a huge popcorn lover (and often eat it for "supper" when my husband is away). Never thought about putting it in soup. Ha! Cheese is also a good option.

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  11. Okay, now I've seen it all! Pumpkin Vegetable Soup?! I NEED to try this <3

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  12. I bet it's good! I think I made a pumpkin soup once and liked it, but I can't remember.

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  13. I love the addition of pop corn - that is so awesome!

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  14. I've never seen popcorn on soup... but now I'm intrigued. :)

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  15. Can we talk about the popcorn on your soup? Incredible idea! You have taken dinnertime to a whole new level.
    xoxo
    The Accidental Mama
    http://theaccidentalmama.com

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  16. I would never think to put popcorn on top of soup like that.

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  17. Yes, awesome soup, I'll try! Excellent photos!

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  18. Yum! What a great recipe for cool fall days!

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  19. I love the idea of having grated cheese on top and the popcorn is so creative!

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  20. Adding popcorn to the top is an interesting idea! I've never seen it before.

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  21. So funny your son eats it with popcorn! I've never had a pumpkin soup before so I will definitely have to try this!

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  22. What a unique dish! It looks and sounds delicious, though!

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  23. Yum, this sounds good! Never thought to top it with popcorn, going to have to try that!

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  24. Love soup when it's cold outside! Come on arizona work your cool weather magic!!

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  25. That sounds so delicious, and I've never seen popcorn in soup before! It sounds like something my son would be totally into though, haha.

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  26. That looks sooo darned good. It's not cool here yet, but I can't wait for soup weather to arrive!!

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  27. I could really use a good soup right now and this looks pretty good.

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  28. Never thought of popcorn! Usually toasted pumpkin seeds - interesting! Thanks for the recipe:)

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  29. I have never ever heard of this before. Sounds awesome, I will have to try it. I think I'll test it out with popcorn first. That sounds fun

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  30. Not sure if i have ever had pumpkin soup before but there is always a first time for everything. Popcorn in soup thats a new one on me

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  31. Adding popcorn to soup! That is genius!

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  32. I love pumpkin soup! Popcorn garnish sounds yummy!

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  33. Yummm! I'm trying to cook more and this looks so easy. Also, very interesting with the Popcorn. And now I will go make some lol

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  34. I've never thought of garnishing a soup with popcorn, but holy cow, I bet it's amazing!

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  35. Hmmmm I love popcorn. Never tried it with a soup, but DEFINITELY interested in this. Thanks for sharing.

    Thrifting Diva
    www.thriftingdiva.com

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  36. I'm totally intrigued by the popcorn on the soup. I love popcorn though so I'd be willing to give it a try!

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  37. This looks delicious! And I've never seen popcorn as a topping- I might have to try that someday!

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  38. I've never even thought of trying pumpkin soup, but now I am going to! I will probably add cheese like you and not popcorn though

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  39. Thanks for linking up to Pin-Worthy Wednesday! I have pinned this to our group board!

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  40. This looks so good. I love pumpkin!

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  41. Thank you so much for sharing your delicious Pumpkin Vegetable Soup with Foodie Friends Friday Party this weekend. We've pinned and shared your recipe this weekend on twitter and over at the Foodie Friends Friday Daily Dish Magazine here www.foodiefriendsfridaydailydish.com/favorite-recipes-51 Foodie Friends Friday Daily Dish Magazine. . We look forward to seeing you again with another delicious recipe.

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  42. Although I have never tried Pumpkin soup, this recipe looks really good to me. Pinned it to my Soups and Stews board so I can give it a try, would like to make it in the crockpot. I have never considered putting popcorn in soup either but I love new ideas! So glad you shared with us at Home Matters Linky Party! Please come and share with us and our readers again!

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  43. Sounds like a hearty healthy recipe and I like the idea of the popcorn on top. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.

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  44. I must say that I've never tried popcorn on soup. That sounds like a new way to get my kids to eat for sure.Thanks for sharing at Mommy Needs a Timeout Thursday. Hope to see you again this week!
    Lauren,
    Twin Tested, Pin Approved
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  45. What a delectable way to use all of those pumpkins we picked from the pumpkin farm. Thank you so much for sharing this healthy and delicious Pumpkin Vegetable Soup recipe with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I appreciate it!

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