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closeup view of easy vegan pumpkin soup in a white ceramic bowl and a bowl of homemade garlic croutons

Easy Vegan Pumpkin Soup

Easy vegan pumpkin soup - yet another healthy creamy soup recipe that uses no cream and so easy to make.

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Oven roasting time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Western
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 kg pumpkin¬† Japanese or any other
  • 1 bell pepper medium sized,¬†yellow or orange
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 1/2 cups water or stock
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin seeds

Croutons

  • 1 tablespoon butter or oil
  • 3 slices wholemeal bread

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven at 180 degrees C. Halve the pumpkin and scoop out the seeds. Roast the whole bell pepper and pumpkin halves with the cut side down in the oven at 180 degrees C for 20 minutes. After it cools down, the pumpkin becomes easy to peel and slice. Chop into small chunks. Peel the bell pepper and slice, 'catching' the juices trapped within. Keep aside.
  • Spread out the pumpkin seeds on a baking sheet and place in the warm oven (after turning off) for 10 minutes until toasted.
  • Slice onion, garlic, and carrot. Add water/ stock and boil along with chopped pumpkin. Once the liquid comes to a boil, let simmer for 10 minutes or until the vegetables become soft.
  • Turn off the heat. Add the sliced bell pepper with the juices, ground cumin, salt and pepper and blend using a stick blender. Or cool and blend using a regular blender.
  • For the croutons, chop the whole-wheat bread slices into 1/2 inch cubes. Heat butter (or oil for a vegan recipe) in a frying pan and stir the bread cubes on medium heat until golden brown on all sides. Do it in batches so as not to overcrowd the pan.
  • The pumpkin seeds would be ready by now. Pour the soup into bowls and garnish with croutons and the toasted pumpkin seeds.

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Notes

The cumin powder and roasted pepper give a unique flavor to the pumpkin soup, so do not skip those steps.
Keyword creamy, easy, pumpkin, vegan