Pumpkin Soup with Extras
July 5, 2019
This soup happened because I had half a pumpkin to use up. It was far too wet to go out and get any extra ingredients from the shop, so it was a matter of using what was in the vege bin and the pantry.
The outcome was really nice! I recommend the pumpkin and kumara mix as a basis, but you may wish to throw in whatever else is lurking in your own fridge and see what you get...
1In a large soup pot, sauté the onions gently in the oil until they’re soft.
2Add the spices and stir for about 30 seconds.
3Add the water or stock, then add the tomato paste and tomato sauce and mix thoroughly
4Add all the vegetables and bring to the boil
5Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, for about 45 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft
6Push the mix through a large sieve, using a wooden spoon to avoid damaging the sieve, or alternatively whizz the mixture in a food processor (I find a sieve is more reliable and a lot less messy!)
7Adjust the seasoning to suit and bring back to the boil before serving.