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Pumpkin Soup with Roasted Garlic

This Pumpkin Soup with Roasted Garlic is simply sublime with subtle flavors. This soup makes a perfect starter or lighter meal accompanying a sandwich or slice of quiche.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Fall
Servings: 20 people
Author: Belgian Foodie

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onion peeled and chopped
  • 3 leek white parts only sliced
  • 1750 g pumpkin fresh
  • 120 ml white wine dry
  • 1 head garlic roasted
  • 1 tsp thyme dried
  • 1500 ml vegetable broth or equivalent in water and bouillon cubes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper freshly ground or white pepper

Instructions

Roasting Garlic

  • Preheat oven to 200° C / 400° F. Take one head of garlic with the skins on and wrap it in foil. Put the foil ball on a tray in the oven. Cook about 30 minutes until the garlic is soft and slides out of the skins. Roasting the garlic softens its pungency, rendering the flavor of this addition more subtle.

Soup

  • Prepare the vegetables: Dice the onions into small pieces. Wash the leeks and slice the white parts into large coin size pieces. With a knife remove the skin of the pumpkin. It is easier if you do this by section. Then cut each section into large cubes.
  • Pour the olive oil in a large pot over a medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the onions. Continue to cook the onions for a few minutes until the onions become translucent.
  • Add the leeks and continue to cook about five minutes to soften them up and let out flavor.
  • Add the pumpkin into the pot and continue to cook up to 5 minutes, stirring periodically.
  • Add the white wine and let it cook and bubble for a few minutes.
  • Add roasted garlic (without skins), thyme and, if you are using them, bouillon cubes. Let simmer for a minute or two.
  • Add the vegetable broth (or water if you added the bouillon cubes above). Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and leave to simmer covered for about 30 minutes.
  • Remove the pot from the heat. If you have a hand blender, use it to blend the soup into a smooth consistency. If you do not have a hand blender, put portions of the soup into a blender and mix until smooth. Continue until all soup is blended.
  • Add the salt and pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  • Serve in bowls and, if you like, add some additional sauteed leeks on top as shown in the featured photo. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Soup with Roasted Garlic
Amount Per Serving
Calories 81 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 0.3g2%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 351mg15%
Potassium 449mg13%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.