Vegan Pumpkin Soup is a delightful soup! it blends the natural sweetness of pumpkin with aromatic spices and a touch of creamy coconut. Quick and easy to make, it’s the perfect comfort dish for a friendly dinner or lunch gathering. Warm your heart and taste buds with this wholesome and flavorful Vegan Pumpkin Soup, a celebration of seasonal goodness in every spoonful. Also, makes a wonderful starter dinner course or an appetizer soup-shooter for celebrations and occasions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use canned pumpkin instead of fresh?

Yes, you can use canned pumpkin for convenience. Adjust the quantity based on your taste.

Is there a substitute for coconut milk?

Almond milk or soy milk can be used as a substitute for coconut milk, adjusting the creaminess to your liking.

How long does the soup last in the refrigerator?

Stored in an airtight container, the soup can last for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

Can I freeze the pumpkin soup?

Yes, the soup is freezer-friendly. Store it in a freezer-safe container for up to 2-3 months.

Can I make the soup ahead of time?

Absolutely! Prepare the soup in advance and reheat it when ready to serve.

Is this pumpkin soup gluten-free?

Yes, the recipe is naturally gluten-free. Always check labels to ensure your ingredients are gluten-free.

What toppings go well with the soup?

Garnish with roasted pumpkin seeds, a drizzle of coconut milk, or a sprinkle of fresh herbs for added flavor.

How do I adjust the thickness of the soup?

Add more vegetable broth if you prefer a thinner consistency. Simmer longer or use less broth for a thicker soup.

Can I add protein to the soup?

Boost the protein content by adding cooked lentils or chickpeas during the simmering process.

What type of pumpkin is best for this soup?

Sugar pumpkins or pie pumpkins are ideal for their sweet and smooth texture.

Can I make this soup on the stove or in a slow cooker?

Yes, you can prepare the soup on the stove by following the same instructions or adapt it for a slow cooker for added convenience.

Is there a low-fat version of this soup?

Reduce the coconut milk quantity or opt for a lighter plant-based milk to make a lower-fat version.

What can I serve as a side dish with the pumpkin soup?

Crusty bread, a simple green salad, or roasted vegetables make excellent side dishes.

How do I make the soup spicier?

Increase the amount of ground black pepper or add a pinch of cayenne pepper for extra heat.

Is it suitable for children?

Yes, it’s generally kid-friendly. Adjust the spices according to your child’s taste preferences.

Can I use other winter squashes instead of pumpkin?

Absolutely! Butternut squash or acorn squash can be delicious alternatives.

Can I make a larger batch for a crowd?

Certainly! Double or triple the ingredients to suit the number of servings needed.

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Pumpkin Soup

Vegan Pumpkin Soup is a delightful soup! it blends the natural sweetness of pumpkin with aromatic spices and a touch of creamy coconut. Quick and easy to make, it's the perfect comfort dish for a friendly dinner or lunch gathering. Warm your heart and taste buds with this wholesome and flavorful Vegan Pumpkin Soup, a celebration of seasonal goodness in every spoonful. Also, makes a wonderful starter dinner course or an appetizer soup-shooter for celebrations and occasions.
Print Recipe
Bowl of vegan pumpkin soup with background of seeds in a bowl, a pumpkin and leaves.
Total Time:35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil (or olive oil)
  • 1 onion, chopped (white or yellow)
  • 3 – 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper ( a pinch, optional)
  • teaspoon ground cloves (a pinch, optional)
  • teaspoon cinnamon ( a pinch, optional)
  • 4 cups roasted pumpkin, cubed (or can use pure pumpkin puree – NOT pumpkin pie)
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 ¼ cups full-fat coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt to taste
  • pumpkin seeds and a drizzle of coconut milk or cream for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the minced garlic to the pot. Sauté for an additional 1-2 minutes until it become fragrant.
  • Add the cubed roasted pumpkin and spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cayenne, thyme, smoke paprika) to the pot and stir to coat the pumpkin in the spices.
  • Pour in the vegetable broth and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer until the pumpkin is tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Once the pumpkin is soft, use an immersion blender to blend the soup until smooth. If you don't have an immersion blender, carefully transfer the soup to a blender in batches.
  • Stir in the coconut milk and heat the soup through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve the vegan pumpkin soup hot, garnished with pumpkin seeds and a drizzle of coconut milk if desired.
Servings: 4

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