This is just about the easiest soup you could possibly make. Just chop, throw it all in a pot for a while then blend and eat. Yum!
Easy Pumpkin Soup
2 cloves garlic
20g butter (or coconut oil for dairy free)
800g pumpkin (peeled weight), roughly chopped into 3cm pieces
approx 1 litre water or vegetable stock
salt, pepper and freshly grated nutmeg to taste
cream (or coconut cream) to serve
Place a large saucepan over a medium heat and the butter. Roughly chop the onion and garlic and add to the pan when the butter has melted and is starting to foam. Cook for a few minutes until the onion has softened. Add the chopped pumpkin and toss to combine. Add enough water or vegetable stock to cover the pumpkin, place the lid on the pan and bring to the boil.
Once boiling remove the lid and reduce the heat down to a simmer. Cook uncovered for 15-20 minutes until the pumpkin is soft and cooked through. Add salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste. Add a splash of cream.
You can blend the soup using either a stick blender in the saucepan (off the heat) or by pouring the soup into a food processor.
Serve with another swirl of cream, a grating of fresh nutmeg and lots of crusty, buttered bread. Delicious!