Pumpkins, rusks and plates with pumpkin cream soup on table

Roasted Pumpkin and Carrot Juice Soup

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Pumpkins, rusks and plates with pumpkin cream soup on table

 

Perfect for a chilly fall day, this colorful, richly flavored soup is delectable and good for you from the inside out. This soup helps to maintain a healthy blood pressure, supports bone health and has B vitamins to support energy production. One of the many amazing recipes from my book 175 Best Superfood Blender Recipes Using Your NutriBullet

Roasted Pumpkin and Carrot Juice Soup

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 31 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • Extra Tall Cup
  • 3 tbsp pumpkin oil divided 45 mL
  • 1/2 onion sliced 1/2
  • 1 clove garlic sliced 1
  • 1 thyme sprig 1
  • 1 bay leaf 1
  • 3 cups carrot juice 750 mL
  • 1-3/4 cups pureed pumpkin see tip, at left 425 mL
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp pepitas pumpkin seeds, toasted 30 mL
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro 30 mL

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add 1 tbsp (15 mL) oil and heat until shimmering. Add onions and cook, stirring frequently, 7 minutes or until onions are lightly browned. Add garlic and cook, stirring, 1 minute or until garlic is fragrant. Add thyme spring, bay leaf, carrot juice and pumpkin, stirring. Add water to cover ingredients completely, if necessary. Cook, stirring occasionally, until boiling. Let cool. Remove thyme sprig and bay leaf and discard.
  2. Add pumpkin mixture and 1 tbsp (15 mL) oil to the extra tall cup, working in batches if necessary. Twist the extractor blade onto the cup to seal. Turn the cup upside down and press and turn cup into the power base for 40 seconds, or until smooth.
  3. Remove the cup from the power base and twist off the extractor blade. Pour soup into a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, and cook 5 minutes or heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Spoon into serving bowls and drizzle with remaining olive oil. Garnish with pepitas and cilantro.

Recipe Notes

TIPS:

  1. A 2-1/2 lb (1.25 g) pie pumpkin will yield enough pumpkin for this recipe. 
  2. Pureed pumpkin: Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C). Cut 1 pie pumpkin in half and remove the seeds. Place upside down on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until pumpkin is soft when pressed and caramelized juices are beginning to appear. Let cool. Scoop out pumpkin and drain in a fine mesh sieve. Add to the fill line of the extra tall cup. Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth. Repeat with remaining pumpkin. Measure pumpkin into 1 cup (250 mL) batches and store in individual containers in the refrigerator for up to 7 days or frozen for up to 3 months.
  3. To toast pepitas, add them to a small sauté pan and cook over medium-high heat, stirring, 2 to 3 minutes or until fragrant and lightly browned.

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