Recipe: Paprika-Spiced Roasted Pumpkin Soup

With the monsoons finally upon us, we’ve taken to sipping (read: slurping) bowlfuls of soup every evening.

Cosy, nourishing and full of warmth, our go-to recipe stars roasted pumpkins. Naturally sweet and spiked with paprika, this soup is perfect when paired with a grilled cheese toastie!


SERVES FOUR

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 cups of cubed pumpkin (butternut squash would also work well)
  • 1 cup of diced carrots
  • 1/2 an onion, sliced in 2-3 cm wedges
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1/4 tsp salt (sea salt is lovely if you have it)
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • Black pepper 

METHOD:

  • Start by preheating the oven to 200°C fan.
  • Add the pumpkin, carrots and onion to a large enough mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, paprika and a good crack of black pepper. Toss well to coat.
  • Transfer to a large parchment-lined tray. Wrap the garlic cloves in aluminium foil and find a cosy spot for it on the tray. 
  • Roast for 20 minutes until everything is tender and caramelised. Remove from the oven and set aside. 
  • While the veggies are cooling, put 1/2 litre of vegetable stock (or water) to boil in a large pot. Add a pinch more salt.
  • Once it comes to boil, reduce the heat (to medium/ medium low) and tip in the roasted veggies & garlic, taking care to also pour in any leftover oil from the baking tray.
  • Give it a good stir and let it simmer for 5-7 minutes or so, before removing from heat.
  • Once cooled down, blitz everything until smooth. Serve garnished with a sprig of basil or toasted pumpkin seeds.

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