Organic Broccoli and Pumpkin Soup – The Healthiest Soup Ever?


Ingredients needed for two hungry people:
1 small Pumpkin or half a large one (small pumpkins usually taste better)
A medium sized head of Broccoli (yes the whole thing – you won’t taste it that much)
Spring Onions (or one medium Onion)
1 teaspoon of Turmeric (preferably high curcumin)
Cracked Pepper to taste
Pumpkin Seed Oil to finish (optional)


How to Make Organic Broccoli and Pumpkin Soup
Start by removing the pumpkin seeds and cutting your pumpkin into roughly 2 inch-wide strips. Steam it with a lid on and medium heat for around 12 minutes until a fork goes easily through to near the skin.
Pull off the broccoli florets and slice the center part into strips so none of them are too thick. Remove the stem and seeds from the bell pepper and give it a wash. Five minutes into the pumpkin steaming, add the broccoli florets and bell pepper for the remaining time.
Diced up your spring onions or onion and lightly fried them on a medium heat in the coconut oil for around two minutes stirring occasionally. Add the crushed garlic and tumeric and stir briefly until mixed in and all orange. Add the coconut milk, soy sauce and cracked pepper and briefly simmer on low heat with a lid on.
Once the pumpkin, broccoli and bell pepper are done, move the steamer to a chopping board and take the broccoli and bell pepper out first and pop them straight into your blender. Add the orange spring onion and coconut milk mix and give it a quick blend. These blend up really smooth if you give them a quick pulse first before adding the pumpkin in my experience.
Scoop out the pumpkin flesh from the strips on a chopping board taking care with the hot skin. Don’t worry about going right to the skin. The healthiest part of the pumpkin is where it’s brightest orange and that is usually in the center.
Add the pumpkin strips to the blender and blend all the ingredients again until smooth and creamy and serve immediately.
If you have Pumpkin Seed Oil, a swirl or zigzag pattern over the top just before eating adds an interesting nutty flavor and even more health nutrients.
If there’s a better tasting way to get really healthy pumpkin and broccoli together I don’t know of it.


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12 servings


Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 5:24am


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