Apple and curried pumpkin soup is vegan-friendly and takes under an hour to make!
RECIPE CREATED BY Emilia De Fabritiis@cookwithemilia
Emilia is a food content creator from Toronto with a passion for cooking international meals from her Italian culture, as well as comforting classics.
- 1⁄2 large white onion
- 2 stalks celery, finely chopped,
- 2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
- 2 Gala apples, peeled and diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 can pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- 1⁄2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 1⁄2 tsp ground chili pepper
- 1⁄4 tsp all spice
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 900 ml carton vegetable stock
- 1⁄4 – 1⁄3 cup soy cooking cream (regular cooking cream if you don’t want to make it vegan)
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- In a large pot on medium heat, add in your olive oil, onion, celery and carrots. Sauté the vegetables for eight minutes, or until all the vegetables have softened.
- Next, add in the minced garlic and sauté for another 2 minutes.
- If more oil needs to be added, add it in, then add in all your spices. Evenly coat all the vegetables and continue mixing for 2 minutes. This helps release the aromatics from the spices.
- Add in the diced apples and evenly coat the apples with the spices as well.
- Now, add in the pumpkin puree, then pour enough vegetable stock to cover the apples and vegetables. This should be a little over half the carton of stock.
- Add in the bay leaf and let the soup come to a boil.
- Once boiling, turn the heat down to low, cover, and let simmer for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes and the apples have softened, turn off the heat.
- Remove the bay leaves and then ladle the soup into a blender. Blend for 1-2 minutes until the soup is smooth and there are no lumps. If you have a hand-held blender, you can use that instead to blend.
- Transfer the soup back into your pot and turn the heat on the stovetop back on to a low heat.
- Slowly add approximately 1 cup of vegetable stock to the soup to thin it out. More or less stock can be added depending on your preferred level of thickness.
- Finally, add in the cooking cream and mix the soup together so everything is well incorporated and heated through.
- Ladle and serve!