Recipe by Lalaloula
This yummy, warming soup is perfect for cold winter days. It has a subtle garlic and thyme flavour and could be jazzed up easily by adding in some cream or serving with a dollop of sour cream and some cilantro or green onions on top. I hope you enjoy! :)
Top Review by magpie diner
Very tasty and nutritious soup. I decided to roast the squash & garlic as you suggested, since I had the oven on anyway (about 40 mins at 400). That worked out well, I like the extra flavour that brings. While that was roasting, I had the onion & celery sauteeing. So once the roasting time was up, the rest was very quick. I used 2 acorn squash and more or less doubled the recipe. I also used a homemade broth so had to add some salt. The texture is great and I think left overnight, the flavours are going to be even better tomorrow. Thanks Loula!
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 400 g pumpkin, diced (I use hokkaido squash)
- 1 stalk celery, diced finely
- 2 garlic cloves, minced (use big ones, if you like garlic)
- 1 onion, diced
- 4 sprigs fresh thyme (or 1 ts dried)
- 2 cups vegetable stock (might need more)
- salt and pepper
Directions See How It's Made
- If using fresh thyme first of all remove leaves from the sprigs and use only the leaves for the soup.
- Heat oil in a pot and when ready, add all the veggies and the thyme. Sautee for about 4 minutes or until fragrant and lightly browned.
- Add enough broth to just cover the veggies.
- Simmer on medium heat for about 20 minutes or until veggies are tender.
- Using a hand-held blender puree the soup to your liking.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve with all the trimmings you like. Enjoy!
- NOTE: For a slightly different flavour, roast the pumpkin and garlic beforehand (in the oven) and cook slightly less.