Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a delicious soup from Larry's Market, a gourmet grocery store in the Seattle area. It's a perfect first-course soup for company.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a food processor coarsely puree beans and tomatoes.
  2. In a 6-quart heavy kettle cook onion, shallot, garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper in butter over moderate heat, stirring, until onion is softened and beginning to brown.
  3. Stir in bean puree.
  4. Stir in broth, pumpkin, and sherry until combined and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, 25 minutes, or until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  5. Just before serving, add ham and vinegar and simmer soup, stirring, until heated through.
  6. Season soup with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve soup garnished with sour cream and toasted pumpkin seeds.
Most Helpful

Delicious! This recipe is originally from Gourmet Magazine, November 1996.

kjshay November 04, 2008

This is really very good. I didn't know exactly what to expect but this mix of ingredients really work with ( for me) the exception of the ham. I enjoyed the taste and texture of the smooth soup and the chunks and flavor of the ham distracted from that. Other than that I omitted the Sherry as I don't care for it. I think that if you try this you will be very pleased with the depth of flavor and it couldn't be more perfect for Fall.

Annacia September 27, 2007

A fantastic and surprising soup! I made this exactly as posted, except I added the ham after 10 minutes, because I really wanted it to blend in. Full of flavor and a nice treat! Made for ZWT 8.

JackieOhNo! August 12, 2012