Meatless Monday — Coconut Pumpkin Soup

Sep, 09, 2013

Since I like to eat according to the seasons and whatever fruit and vegetables are available locally, fall always means pumpkin to me. I like making quinoa stuffed pumpkin, pasta with pumpkin, pumpkin desserts and my kids’ favorite — pumpkin soup. I like to use fresh pumpkin; however, canned pumpkin works as well. This is a rich pumpkin soup that’s perfect for a cold fall evening.

Pumpkins are not just pretty to look at, but they also are bursting with nutrients like vitamin A, fiber, the antioxidant beta-carotene and potassium. If you use fresh pumpkin, make sure to save the seeds, then toast them for a wonderful and nutritional snack.

  • I tbsp. coconut butter
  • 1 small yellow onion, mincedCoconut-Pumpkin-Soup
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp. garam masala, or substitute with curry powder
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 4 cups fresh or canned pumpkin
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Heat oil in a pot on medium heat and sauté onion, garlic and garam masala for a minute or two. Add pumpkin and cook another minute. Add stock, coconut milk and ginger. Bring mixture to a simmer for 20 minutes, uncovered. Stir once in a while. Blend soup until smooth and return to pot. Add salt and pepper, and serve hot with toasted pumpkin seeds or bread.

Fredrika Syren

Fredrika Syren is an environmental activist and writer. In 2016, she founded the website Green-Mom.com where she shared her family’s journey of living zero waste. She lives in San Diego, California with her husband James and their children Bella, Noah, and Liam. Fredrika and her family were recently featured in the documentary Zero Time to Waste. Fredrika is also the author of Zero Waste for Families - A Practical Guidebook (which you can buy on this site)

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