Curried Pumpkin Soup

Nothing bewitches the palate quite like a steaming bowl of curried pumpkin and apple puree at the start of any holiday meal. This dish is saturated with turmeric, cumin, and ginger – warming spices that build upon the soup’s exotic charm. The occasional crunch of a salty topping will further delight your guests and add visual excitement to their already promising culinary adventure. 

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Curried Pumpkin Soup:

  • 2 yellow organic onions, cut into wedges 
  • 2 organic Honeycrisp apples, cored and cut in half 
  • 4 organic garlic cloves, peeled
  • Lucini extra virgin olive oil (100% pure Italian olives with no canola or vegetable additives)
  • 1 teaspoon Pink Himalayan or Celtic sea salt 
  • 4 15-ounce organic pumpkin puree (no additives) 
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 
  • 6 cups Engine 2 Plant Strong vegetable stockKettle & Fire bone broth, or homemade stock recipe
  • 1/4 teaspoon organic ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon organic ground cayenne pepper 
  • 1/4 teaspoon organic ground ginger 
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic pumpkin pie spice 
  • 1 teaspoon organic ground turmeric 

Instructions: 

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. 

In a bowl, toss the onions, apples, and garlic cloves in olive oil and sea salt. Spread across a lined baking sheet and roast for 30-40 minutes. 

In a large soup pot over medium heat, add the pumpkin puree, orange juice, broth and spices. Add the roasted onions, apples, and garlic. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15-20 minutes for richer flavor infusion. 

Using a handheld blender or nutrient extractor, blend the soup until perfectly smooth. Season as necessary to achieve desired taste.