Pumpkin, Carrot, Sweet Potato & Coconut Milk Soup

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Pumpkin, Carrot, Sweet Potato & Coconut Milk Soup

02/27/15

This soup is a concentrate of flavors and vitamins ! And talking about vitamins, as Winter is still around, we should eat a lot of vitamin A to prepare for a beautiful complexion when Spring comes ! With fresh chopped herbs, chia seeds and some peanuts (optional), trust me this soup is worth a try…

I’ve used some blue Hungarian pumpkin (its skin was light blue, a true beauty) but a regular pumpkin will do also the trick. I’ve made my own stock for the soup but if you’re in a hurry, you can also use some vegetable stock bought in organic stores.

INGREDIENTS :

For 6 people.

* for 100 cl vegetable bouillon

  • half a 21 cm pan filled up with water.
  • 200g pumpkin.
  • 150g celeriac.
  • 1 red onion.
  • 1 yellow onion.
  • 1 medium leek (white part) sliced.
  • 3 cm ginger, unpeeled and sliced.
  • 1 tsp coarse salt.

Ingredients for the soup:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil.
  • 2 medium onions diced.
  • 2 tsp sea salt.
  • 1 tsp turmeric.
  • 1 tsp pepper.
  • 7 small carrots, peeled and diced.
  • 1 large butternut, peeled, seeded and diced (approx. 300g).
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced.
  • 1 cup coconut milk.
  • few parsley and coriander leaves.
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds.
  • 1 tbsp unsalted peanuts (optional).

RECIPE:

1. Prepare the broth and let it simmer till the vegetables are cooked and tender.

2. Drain the vegetables and keep them, you will use them for a delicious mash later.

3. Set aside the bouillon.

4. In another pan, add the olive oil and the onions.

5. When the onions are slightly brown, add the other vegetables and the bouillon.

6. Let the preparation simmer on low heat till the vegetables are tender.

7. Add the coconut milk and mix all the ingredients with a blender, till the preparation is homogeneous.

8. Serve with some extra coconut milk, some parsley and coriander leaves, some chia seeds and few peanuts.

Enjoy !

The Pineapple Chef (www.thepineapplechef.com)