Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking: 50 minutes

Serves 4

1 tblspn olive oil

1 onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, crushed

2 chillies, deseeded and sliced

1 tspn ground cumin

1 medium butternut pumpkin, peeled and chopped

3 Royal Blue potatoes, peeled and chopped

5 cups chicken stock

Sour cream to serve

Chives to garnish


Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, chillies and cumin. Sauté until onion is soft. Stir in pumpkin, potatoes and stock. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 30 minutes or until pumpkin and potatoes are soft, stirring occasionally.


Puree soup in a food processor. Return soup to saucepan to reheat. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle with chives. Serve immediately.