Pumpkin & Coconut Milk Soup
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Pumpkin & Coconut Milk Soup

Submitted by: Coach Taryn

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 45 Minutes

Servings: 4

Pumpkin and coconut milk combine to make a delicious, creamy soup.

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 lbs. pumpkin
  • 14 oz. canned coconut milk
  • 1/4 c. coconut oil
  • 1 sml. onion
  • 3 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 2 c. water
  • 1/4 c. milk, raw or organic
  • 1 tbs. Greek yogurt
  • sea salt & black pepper to taste

Directions

Clean the pumpkin, and remove the seeds. Peel the pumpkin, and cut it into large chunks. Place the chunks of pumpkin into a large pot with the coconut milk and bring to a simmer. Cover the pot and continue to simmer the pumpkin until quite tender. Remove the pumpkin to a bowl (with the coconut broth) and mash with a fork or potato masher. Set aside.

Clean pot or use a new pot and heat the coconut oil over medium high heat. Stir in the finely chopped onion and minced garlic; saute until the onion is softened, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the curry powder, nutmeg, and red pepper flakes; cook for a minute longer. Add the mashed pumpkin and coconut milk back to the pot along with 2 cups of water (or use chicken or beef broth instead), and bring to a boil. If, at this point, the soup seems too thick add some more water/broth. Simmer the soup for 30 minutes longer.

Pour the soup into a blender and blend until quite smooth. Pour the soup back into the pot and season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Add the milk and bring just to a simmer. (If necessary, thin the soup with additional milk - up to 1/3 cup.)

Serve the soup hot with a dollop of Greek yogurt on top. (Soup can be made - without adding the milk - one day in advance. Simmer gently just before serving, adding the milk accordingly.)