Pumpkin softens very quickly – especially soups from it are a perfect autumn delicacy that provides us with many vitamins and other health-beneficial substances. You can prepare creamy pumpkin soup in several ways, and it will always warm you up and also boost your immunity.
Health Benefits of Pumpkin Soup
The best pumpkin soup is not only very tasty but also healthy and very easy to prepare. The pumpkin contains beta-carotene – and from this, the body gets the necessary vitamin A. Pumpkin also contains vitamins C and B as well as zinc, magnesium, calcium, iron, and fiber. We appreciate all these substances the most in the fall.
TIP: If you have pumpkin at home, also try the recipe for pumpkin sauce, which is excellent and goes great with meat and pasta.
In times when we are constantly at risk of catching a cold or flu, it is necessary to boost immunity. Pumpkin soup also warms up. Which one to prepare? There are many options.
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Pumpkin soup can be prepared in many ways. If you like it spicier, you can add a pinch of chili or finely chopped chili peppers. To make the soup perfect, it’s good to garnish it with roasted pumpkin seeds – if you don’t have pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds can be used. All gourmets and lovers of smoked meats will appreciate the version with roasted bacon; you can also sprinkle the soup with classic croutons or finely chopped parsley.
This soup will instantly win you over, and you’ll see that in the fall, it will look beautifully on your table. Its great taste, orange color, and the fact that it’s full of vitamins make it the queen of autumn cuisine.
Also, try other soup recipes that are perfect for autumn days.
Pumpkin Soup – Healthy recipe
Most pumpkin soups are creamy. However, if you avoid cream or any dairy products, perhaps because you're watching your weight, you'll appreciate this basic preparation for soups without cream.
Wash the pumpkin thoroughly and cut it in half. You don't need to peel the pumpkin, but you need to scoop out the seeds. Then cut it into smaller cubes. It's quite hard in its raw state, so be careful.
In the meantime, fry the onion in oil, add the chopped pumpkin and garlic.
Cover everything with water so that the pumpkin is submerged and simmer on low heat until softened – about half an hour. Don't forget to season the soup with salt, pepper, and a pinch of turmeric.
After the pumpkin has softened, add a piece of butter and blend the soup with a hand blender. If it's too thick, you can add a little water.
Tip: Instead of turmeric, the soup also goes well with warming and exotic curry spices or ginger. Finely grated ginger gives the soup a spicy taste and makes it a vitamin bomb.[caption id="attachment_544" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Photo source: Yevgeniya Shal / Shutterstock.com[/caption]
Recipe for Creamy Pumpkin Soup
If you want to add cream to the pumpkin soup, follow the same procedure. After blending, simply pour 33% cream to taste, mix everything, and cook for a short while. The creamy version is more interesting and also tastier. You can also add other ingredients to the soup to make it special. The soup tastes great when, instead of water, you use vegetable or chicken broth. Whatever you try, the procedure is always the same. Pumpkin soup is very easy and quick. Your family will love it, including the kids.
For a child-friendly version of the soup, you can also add potatoes – add as many potatoes as you add pumpkin and blend them together. Potatoes perfectly balance the taste.