Last Nights Dinner 12.06.10

Pumpkin and Coconut Milk Soup
I was totally intrigued when I saw a pumpkin soup recipe that had coconut in it. I wasn’t sure what I thought it was going to taste like and I don’t know if I had high hopes, but boy was I surprised. It was delicious. I made it for a little girls night I had last night. A couple times a week I have been getting together with some girlfriends to do a Jillian Michaels work out video and then a little hang out time. Yesterday was freezing and all I wanted was something that would warm my belly. This soup definitely hit the spot.

1 medium pumpkin, (I just used 1 1/4 can of pumpkin puree because I couldn’t find a pumpkin at the grocery store)
14 oz. can of coconut milk
1/4 cup olive oil
Small onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 crushed red pepper flakes
2 cups veggie broth
Greek yogurt, for garnish

Clean, seed and peel the pumpkin then cut it into large chunks. Place the cut 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. Mash with a fork or potato masher. Set aside.

Use a new pot and heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Stir in the onion and garlic and saute until the onion is softened, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the curry, the nutmeg and the red pepper flakes and cook for a minute longer. Add the mashed pumpkin and coconut milk back to the pot along with the 2 cups broth and bring to a boil. If the soup at this point seems too thick add the additional broth. Simmer, the soup for about 30 minutes.

Empty 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.

Serve the soup hot with a dollop of Greek yogurt on top.

  1. Mmm that looks so tasty! I’ll have to give it a try sometime this week, maybe after yoga class with my roommate 🙂

  2. That looks so delicious! I can’t wait to try out the recipe! Thanks!

  3. That looks so good. I can’t wait to try it!

  4. mmmmmmm that looks sooo good. Thank you for the recipe! I love pumpkin and I can’t wait to try this.

  5. Yum! I love pumpkin soup, and coconut is a great complement!


  6. I’ve been looking for more soup recipes with the cold weather, and this looks easy and tasty! Thanks so much.

  7. I’ve been wanting some pumpkin soup! That looks totally delicious!

  8. 1. This looks and sounds deelicious. I love a good pureed soup with a hint of nutmeg! I will have to make this sometime this winter, since I think the freezing cold is here to stay til April.

    2. Love your owls so much. I have a pair in my kitchen on top of my cabinets! I never tire of any bird decor. 🙂

  9. This looks so good, i’m going to make it!

  10. I made this for dinner tonight (using butternut squash instead of pumpkin) and it was so delicious! Thanks again for the recipe!

  11. looks soooo yummy–can’t wait to try…thanks for posting!

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