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Pumpkin Sage Soup

Make this earthy fall soup that’s a meal in itself. Fresh pumpkin and sage combine to make a filling vegan dish that’s high in beta carotene and full of flavor. Serve it with hearty peasant bread and a glass of wine. Add a swirl of coconut cream and a sprinkling of pumpkin seeds for an elegant presentation. It’s easy to make and freezable so you can enjoy it on a night when you don’t have time to cook.

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Pumpkin Sage Soup

Make this earthy fall soup that’s a meal in itself. Fresh pumpkin and sage combine to make a filling vegan dish that’s high in beta carotene and full of flavor. Serve it with hearty peasant bread and a glass of wine. Add a swirl of coconut cream and a sprinkling of pumpkin seeds for an elegant presentation. It’s easy to make and freezable so you can enjoy it on a night when you don’t have time to cook.

  • Author: Norann Oleson
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6 1x
  • Category: Soups

Ingredients

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Soup: 

  • 1 small pumpkin, about 2 pounds before peeling
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups vegetable stock
  • 8 to 10 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 4 sage leaves
  • Salt and pepper

Toppings:

  • Coconut milk
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh parsley
  • Olive oil

Instructions

  1. Peel the pumpkin, cut into 1-inch cubes, and set aside.
  2. In a stockpot, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and add the onion. Sauté for 3 minutes, until the onion becomes soft. Add the garlic and sauté for 2 more minutes.
  3. Add the pumpkin, vegetable stock, sage, and thyme sprigs (whole), and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a simmer and cook for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the pumpkin is soft.
  4. Remove the thyme, then transfer the mixture to a food processor (or use an immersion blender) and puree until smooth.
  5. Serve topped with coconut cream, a drizzle of olive oil, pumpkin seeds, fresh black pepper, and freshly chopped parsley.

Have you tried this recipe? It’s so easy and makes for an impressive dish for your friends and family—please tell us how it turned out for you.

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