Skip to Content

Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Secret Spice Mix

This post may content affiliate links. Please read my disclosure.

Spicy Pumpkin Soup: Rich, delicate and perfectly balanced taste with sweet, slightly tangy, aromatic and astringent notes. Quick, easy and healthy!

Pumpkin Soup with Secret Spice Mix: Rich and perfectly balanced taste with sweet, slightly tangy, aromatic and astringent notes. Quick, easy and healthy!For those who can’t get enough of pumpkin this season, I share my husband’s famous recipe of a pumpkin soup today. Who doesn’t like pumpkin soup? I really love it but I haven’t tried it until my husband made it some years ago. It was so delicious that it instantly became my husband’s speciality.

Whenever we wanted a bowl of steaming pumpkin soup, my husband would make it. It was really nice of him but he kept the recipe in secret. I can understand his reasons but I really wanted to make it by myself next time! I knew that the recipe is ridiculously easy and doesn’t take much time.

I was pretty sure that the base consists of roasted pumpkin and vegetable stock (just like my vegan pumpkin leek soup) but the spice mix was a mystery to me. It wasn’t just spicy, it had a very rich and perfectly balanced taste with sweet, slightly tangy, aromatic and astringent notes.

So I decided to duplicate this taste by all means. I know it’s not good to pry into the kitchen to steal someone’s recipe. But it happened so many times with famous chefs! I’ve already shared the story of the famous Olivier (a.k.a. Russian) salad. I went nearly the same way and I’m sharing my husband’s spicy pumpkin soup recipe with you today! Don’t judge me too harshly please 🙂 And psst! Don’t tell anyone 🙂

Pumpkin Soup with Secret Spice Mix: Rich and perfectly balanced taste with sweet, slightly tangy, aromatic and astringent notes. Quick, easy and healthy!

Pumpkin Soup with Secret Spice Mix: Rich and perfectly balanced taste with sweet, slightly tangy, aromatic and astringent notes. Quick, easy and healthy!
Print
5 from 1 vote

Spicy Pumpkin Soup with North Sea Shrimps

Spicy Pumpkin Soup: Rich, delicate and perfectly balanced taste with sweet, slightly tangy, aromatic and astringent notes. Quick, easy and healthy!
Course Soup
Cuisine European
Keyword blended pumpkin soup, curried pumpkin soup, pumpkin soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 162kcal

Ingredients

For the soup:

  • 1 medium-sized Hokkaido pumpkin or 2 cans pumpkin puree
  • 500 ml or 2 cups vegetable broth or water more if you like it more liquid
  • 1 tablespoon North Sea shrimps per serving omit if vegetarian or vegan
  • 1 teaspoon sour cream per serving omit if vegan
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds per serving

For the pumpkin soup spice mix:

  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 dried red chilli pepper
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek
  • 1 tablespoon teaspoon dried turmeric you can also use 1fresh turmeric

Instructions

  • If not using pumpkin puree: Preheat the oven to 180 ºC or 350 ºF. Remove seeds from pumpkin and dice the flesh with a sharp knife. Put the pumpkin dices in a baking dish, sprinkle with olive oil, salt and black pepper and roast for 30-35 minutes. Transfer to a pot and blend it with a blender until smooth. If using pumpkin puree: transfer it to the pot.
  • Prepare the pumpkin soup spice mix: grind and combine all the spices and add 1 tablespoon in the pumpkin mixture.
  • Add vegetable broth or water and let simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with North Sea shrimps and sour cream. Enjoy!
  • P.S. You can serve this pumpkin soup with homemade spelt crackers

Notes

Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 546mg | Potassium: 1310mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 5020IU | Vitamin C: 58.7mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 3.6mg
Tried this recipe?Follow @happykitchen.rocks on Instagram and show me the recipes you are making from my blog using the hashtag #happykitchenrocks!

Pumpkin Soup with Secret Spice Mix: Rich and perfectly balanced taste with sweet, slightly tangy, aromatic and astringent notes. Quick, easy and healthy!Pumpkin Soup with Secret Spice Mix: Rich and perfectly balanced taste with sweet, slightly tangy, aromatic and astringent notes. Quick, easy and healthy!

If you love pumpkin as much as I do, you will enjoy these healthy and delicious recipes:

Vegan Pumpkin Leek Soup with Smoked Paprika and Homemade Spelt Crackers

Creamy Pumpkin Puree with Mushrooms and Garlic Oil

Kale Pumpkin Salad with Feta and Pesto Dressing

Roasted Butternut Squash with Chick Peas

Vegan Pumpkin Quinoa Risotto “Quinotto”

Delicious and Low-Caloric Pumpkin Waffles Topped with Homemade Prickly Pear Cactus Jam and Condensed Milk

Pumpkin Yeast Bread in a Jar

Pumpkin Soup with Secret Spice Mix: Rich and perfectly balanced taste with sweet, slightly tangy, aromatic and astringent notes. Quick, easy and healthy!

Cheers,

Elena

Pears and Blue Cheese Appetizer: Easy, delicious and fancy appetizer for special occasions. You only need 4 ingredients and 15 minutes to make it!
Pears and Blue Cheese Appetizer
← Read Last Post
German Christmas Cookies - Lebkuchen - Perfect Gift Packed and Ready
German Christmas Cookies: Lebkuchen
Read Next Post →
Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

About Elena Szeliga

avatar

Elena Szeliga is the founder of Happy Kitchen.Rocks, where she shares delicious and healthy vegetarian and vegan food, from weeknight dinners to veganized classics and gourmet appetizers. Her recipes have been featured at Better Homes & Gardens, BuzzFeed, Country Living, The Kitchn and Reader’s Digest. Her mission is to help cook easy vegetarian and vegan meals with simple and fresh ingredients. Read more about Elena.

Amazon Influencer Store