Thai Pumpkin Soup

This sweet and slightly spicy pumpkin soup makes a satisfying autumn meal or a delicious appetizer to your holiday spread. Garnish with chopped cilantro, chopped peanuts, and sour cream.

Thai Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients

  • ½ onion, peeled, diced
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1½ teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1¼ cups (300 g) pumpkin
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger root
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1½ cups (360 ml) chicken broth
  • ½ cups (120 ml) cream of coconut
  • ½ cups (120 ml) coconut milk
  • 1½ teaspoons green chili peppers
  • 1½ teaspoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • ⅛ teaspoons ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Sauté onion in olive oil until soft. Add tomato paste, pumpkin, ginger, garlic, broth, cream of coconut and coconut milk. Combine until thoroughly heated through.
  2. Place mixture, chilies, and lemon juice into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  3. Select Variable 1.
  4. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to variable 10, then to High.
  5. Blend for 2½ minutes or until smooth.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Notes

Serve garnished with chopped cilantro, chopped peanuts, and sour cream or plain yogurt.