Coconut Pumpkin Soup
Prep time: 45 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 3¼ cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups freshly chopped pumpkin
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of ground ginger
For spider web topping
  • 6 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • Plastic squeeze bottle
  1. pumpkin soup ingredients
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large heavy bottom pot over medium heat.
  3. Chop onion and add to pot.
  4. Add minced garlic, then turn heat down to low. Simmer until translucent (about 7 minutes). Stir occasionally.
  5. Wash, peel and chop carrots and add to pot. carrots
  6. Skin pumpkin (YouTube a video for the "easiest" way, but be patient...), then slice in half and use an ice cream scooper to remove the pulp and seeds (keep the seeds for later use, yum!).
  7. Chop the pumpkin until you reach 4 cups, then add to the pot. cutting pumpkin
  8. Add chicken broth, sugar, cayenne pepper and ginger, then stir.
  9. Cover and bring to a boil, then turn down heat the medium and let boil for about 30 minutes (pumpkin should be soft). chopped pumpkin
  10. Remove from heat and let cool 5 minutes, then transfer to a blender using a ladle (you may have to transfer half at a time) and puree. I pulse the second portion to give it a little more texture. puree pumpkin soup
  11. Transfer pumpkin puree back to pot and stir in coconut milk. Reheat on low if needed.
  12. Serve in a soup bowl or carved out pumpkin bowl. tiny pumpkin scooping pumpkin
  13. For spider web topping, add sour cream and milk to a plastic squeeze bottle and shake well. When you turn it over only one or two drops should come out slowly, then you have the right consistency. Add more sour cream to thicken if needed. Then, slowly draw a few circles on the soup and use a wooden stick or small straw to squiggle lines from the center out, pulling the web out. decorating pumpkin soup
  14. You may need to draw over where the lines broke with the squeeze bottle. pumpkin soup in pumpkin bowl pumpkin soup bowls
Makes 4 servings
Recipe by My San Francisco Kitchen at