Celebrate Pumpkin Day than with a warming bowl of soup, perfect for these cold autumn evenings. This deliciously creamy butternut squash soup is bursting with flavor and nutty aromas from a 3* winner pumpkin seed oil, described by the Great Taste judges as having a "most wonderful rich toasted pumpkin seed character".
Wine Pairing: The refreshing minerality of Dobosi Winery's Organic Welschriesling provides a tantalising counterpoint to the soup.
- 900g butternut squash, peeled, de-seeded and diced
- 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced
- 3 medium carrots, peeled and diced
- handful of pine nuts
- handful of pumpkin seeds
- 1 medium brown onion, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled
- Cold-Pressed Organic Sunflower Seed Oil
- vegetable stock pot
- 750ml water
- black pepper
- Lightly Toasted Pumpkin Seed Oil
- Place the diced vegetables and the garlic cloves on a baking trey, sprinkle with sunflower oil and the pine nuts and bake for 35-40 minutes at 180 Celsius.
- Brown the diced onions on sunflower oil in a large saucepan, then add the roasted vegetables, the stock pot and the water. Season with salt and black pepper, and bring to a boil.
- Remove from the heat and using a blender, pulse the soup until it reaches a smooth consistency.
- Serve with a generous sprinkling of the lightly toasted pumpkin seed oil and some toasted pumpkin seeds.
- For an even creamier texture, top with some double cream or creme fraiche.