Pumpkin, Ginger & Apple Soup
This soup is a perfect autumn and winter warmer. So enjoy and get into the spirit of the season!
Prep time:10 mins Cook time: 30mins Serve:4 Difficulty: Easy SmartPoints: 1 per serving
10 sprays Calorie controlled cooking spray
1 medium Onion, chopped
1 medium Apple, chopped
1 small Carrots, raw, chopped
2 teaspoons Root Ginger, fresh
450g Pumpkin, deseeded and chopped
2 cubes Vegetable stock cubes make with 850ml of hot water, ensure gluten free
1⁄4 teaspoons Ground Nutmeg
1 pinch Salt, and freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon Parsley, fresh, chopped, to garnish
If you cannot find pumpkin, try using butternut squash instead.
- Heat the cooking spray in a large saucepan and sauté the onion, apple and carrot for 3 - 4 minutes, until softened. Add the ginger and stir well.
- Add the pumpkin and stock to the saucepan. Bring to the boil, then simmer gently without a lid for 20 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
- Transfer the soup to a blender or food processor and blend for 15 seconds, or until smooth.
- Return to the saucepan, reheat and season to taste with allspice or nutmeg, salt and pepper. Serve, sprinkled with chopped fresh herbs.