IMMUNE BOOSTING TURMERIC & PUMPKIN SOUP


There is nothing better on a cold winter’s night than a warming soup! Packed full of immune boosting ingredients such as pumpkin, fresh ginger and turmeric, this recipe is fantastic for when you are feeling a bit under the weather. Pumpkin is loaded full of nutrients that can boost your immune system including, beta-carotene. Turmeric is well known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, while ginger is also a strong antioxidant that is naturally anti-bacterial! Perfect served with fresh bread, this delicious soup will satisfy all of your cool weather cravings – and it’s vegan!


Ingredients

4 cups cubed pumpkin

1 cup coconut cream

1 onion, cubed

3 garlic cloves, sliced

1 small piece of fresh ginger, chopped

½ teaspoon turmeric powder or 1 turmeric root, peeled and chopped

½ cup fresh coriander leaves

2 ¼ cups vegetable broth

1 tablespoon olive oil

Salt Black pepper

Coconut bacon

Croutons or tamari roasted sunflower seeds, for garnish (optional)


Method

1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large saucepan, then gently cook garlic, ginger, and onion for 5 minutes, until soft but not coloured.

2. Add peeled, deseeded, and cubed pumpkin to the pan, then carry on cooking for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until it starts to soften and turn golden. Pour the vegetable stock into the pan, then season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes until the pumpkin is very soft.

3. Pour the soup into a blender, add coconut cream and turmeric powder. Process until smooth.

4. When ready to serve, divide the soup into bowls and garnish with fresh coriander leaves, seeds, croutons, or coconut bacon


SERVES 4

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