The star of this soup is pumpkin puree. This soup is absolutely delicious and packed full of nutritious vegetables. It's a great winter warmer. Serve with a crusty roll for a hearty meal.
Can be found online. Alternatively, you could take cubed butternut squash and steam it until soft. Place into a food processor or liquidiser and process until smooth. Et voila, you have pumpkin puree!
A nice hearty soup for a rainy day. One word of caution if you're a beginner like me: My parsnip yielded more than one cup but I thought what the heck, don't be wasteful... wrong! It really overpowered the rest of the flavors. After adding more of everything else to balance it out, it turned out to be quite a good vegetarian dish. - 26 Oct 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
A great, easy, healthy soup! I doubled the amount of pumpkin puree so i could empty my large can. It wasn't too pumpkin-y. To add some variety to my lunch-time soup later in the week, I added some black beans and salsa, mixed, reheated and enjoyed. It was yummy! - 30 Oct 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I love this soup. Great on a cold rainy day. I add cayenne pepper to bowl right before serving and it adds a nice heat profile. Also, for the garnish, i like to put the parsley, garlic, cilantro in the food processor and make a pesto out of it. I find it intensifies the flavors of the garnish. - 24 Oct 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)