Recipe

Spicy Pumpkin Soup

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Recipe Information

Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6

Creamy pumpkin soup is spiced up with jalapenos and a refreshing dollop of chipotle sour cream.

Ingredients

Soup

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced jalapeño, seeds removed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 cups pumpkin purée (canned or fresh cooked)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Chipotle Sour Cream

  • 8 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon finely minced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (see Note)
  • 1 tablespoon minced cilantro

Preparation

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Sauté the onion, celery, carrots and jalapeño peppers, stirring frequently, for about 10-15 minutes. Add the cumin, garlic powder, pumpkin purée, broth and milk. Bring to a simmer for another 5-10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. While the soup is cooking, blend the sour cream ingredients together in a small bowl. Place a dollop of the sour cream on each soup serving.

Serving Suggestion

Served with mulled apple cider and hearty bread, this soup goes equally well with roast pork or a spinach salad.

Tips & Notes

If chipotles in adobo sauce are not available, you can substitute 1 teaspoon of minced rehydrated dried chipotles, or a teaspoon of chipotle-flavored salsa.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 190, Fat: 10 g, Cholesterol: 14 mg, Sodium: 408 mg, Carbohydrate: 22 g, Dietary Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 6 g