This seasonal pumpkin comfort soup is not only quick and easy to make, but unusual addition of coconut gives a velvety, creamy texture and sweet, tropical flavour to the soup.
Roasted Hokkaido Coconut Soupadapted from essen und trinken
- Preheat the oven to 190C/375F. Place the pumpkin cut side down on a roasting tray, and drizzle with a tablespoon of coconut oil. Place in the center of the oven and roast until the pumpkin is tender, about 45 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Once cool enough to handle, use a spoon to scoop the pumpkin flesh from its skin and set pumpkin aside until ready to use. Discard the skin.
- Place a large saucepan over medium heat. Add in remaining coconut oil, when hot, add in diced onion and sauté, stirring occasionally until lightly caramelized, 3-4 minutes. Add the vegetable stock and pumpkin to the pan and bring it to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Remove the soup from the heat and process with an immersion blender until smooth. Season with the salt and pepper. Add the coconut milk to the soup and stir to combine. Place over low heat until soup is heated through. To serve, drizzle with pumpkin seed oil and garnish with coconut shreds or pomegranate pearls.