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A Different Spicy Pumpkin Soup

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“From www.taste.com.au”
READY IN:
50mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. To make the pesto, place roasted pumpkin seeds, ginger, garlic, basil and parmesan in a food processor, then whiz to a paste. With the motor running, slowly add the oil until combined. Cover and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 180°C Cut pumpkin in half. Place cut-side down on a lightly oiled baking tray and roast for 45 minutes until soft. Scoop out seeds and discard. Scrape out the flesh and discard the skin. Set flesh aside.
  3. Heat oil in a saucepan. Add onion and carrots and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes until softened. Add pumpkin, stock, 2 cups water and the spices. Season. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 25-30 minutes. Cool slightly. Blend soup in batches, then return to pan. Stir through creme fraiche and gently reheat. Serve drizzled with the pesto and sprinkled with seeds and pepper.
  4. Notes.
  5. To roast pumpkin seeds, toss them in a little olive oil, spread on a baking tray and roast at 170°C for about 10 minutes or until golden.

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