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ROASTED PUMPKIN & SALSA SOUP

Roasted Pumpkin & Salsa Soup is a creamy, filling and delish soup with the salsa topping. Perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine International
Servings 4 SERVINGS

Ingredients
  

FOR THE PUMPKIN SOUP:

  • 500 g pumpkin
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 - 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • ¼ tsp coarse black pepper
  • ¾ - 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1-2 cups stock, water

FOR THE SALSA:

  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • ½ cup finely chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • 2 tbsp chopped spring onion
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼-½ tsp red chilli powder

Instructions
 

PREPARATION OF PUMPKIN SOUP:

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Cut the pumpkin into half and place it in an oven tray with the cut side facing up.
  • Peel and cut the onion into chunks and add to the pumpkin.
  • Peel the garlic and add to the pumpkin.
  • Sprinkle herbs, salt, pepper and cumin seeds over the mixture.
  • Drizzle with olive oil.
  • Place the tray in the oven and let the pumpkin roast for 20- 30 minutes or till it is done and soft.
  • Scoop out the pumpkin and put it in the blender.
  • Add water.
  • Process the mixture.
  • Pour the soup into a pan and heat it over medium heat till it becomes hot.
  • Add lemon juice and mix well.
  • Serve topped with salsa.

PREPARATION OF SALSA:

  • Mix all the ingredients for the salsa in a bowl.
  • Add tablespoonful of the salsa to the soup and serve.

Notes

  • You can steam or cook the pumpkin before making the puree. Make sure you peel the pumpkin first.
  • Adjust spices according to your taste.
  • Adjust the thickness of the soup according to your preference.
Keyword creamy and delicious pumpkin soup