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Spiced pumpkin soup

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Spiced pumpkin soup

Serves 4 50 min
This quick-to-make, bold and warming soup is a great one for autumn. Serve with a swirl or cream or yoghurt, and some bread to mop up.


  • 1 tbsp oil for frying, e.g. vegetable or sunflower
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1kg pumpkin, peeled and diced
  • 2 medium to large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg, grated
  • 1 litre veg stock
  • cream or yoghurt, to serve
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon, to serve
  • toasted pumpkin seeds, to serve


Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 40 min
  • Step 1

    Add a tablespoon of oil to a large pan, add the onion and gently fry for about 8-10 minutes, until soft and translucent.
  • Step 2

    Add the garlic, pumpkin and potato, cumin, coriander and nutmeg. Cook for a couple more minutes, stirring to combine.
  • Step 3

    Add the stock, bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 15-20 minutes, until the veg is soft.
  • Step 4

    Blitz with a handheld blender or in a food processor until smooth.
  • Step 5

    Serve with a swirl of cream or yoghurt, with a sprinkling of ground cinnamon, topped with pumpkin seeds.

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