Recipe by dawnie2u
This soup is a delightful change of pace for the holidays. If you omit the sour cream garnish, this recipe is Vegan which is always nice to offer to those guests who are vegetarians.
Top Review by Lil'baker
Wow -- I'm surprised this recipe doesn't have more reviews. It's crazy-good. We don't eat onions, so I just added more celery. Also stirred in a little curry and topped each bowl with chopped shrimp tossed in sesame oil to give the soup a burst of protein. If you use PB2 in place of the peanut butter, it's even low-fat! Will be making this again and again -- it's as easy as it is delicious. Thanks for sharing!
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 celery rib, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 32 ounces canned pumpkin puree
- 1 inch piece fresh gingerroot, peeled and sliced
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 13 1⁄2 ounces unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 bunch fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
Directions See How It's Made
- In a large soup pot, saute onion, celery and garlic in oil, over medium heat, stirring so as not to let the onions scorch, about 5 minutes.
- Add the pumpkin puree, ginger, red pepper flakes and vegetable broth, and simmer covered, for about 10 minutes.
- Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 3 minutes, stirring to mix well.
- Using an immersion blender, puree the soup until it is smooth and the cilantro leaves are in tiny little pieces. Do not let boil.
- Ladle into soup bowls and garnish with a dollop of sour cream, if desired.