Halloween Soup

Halloween Soup | Image for Chris Simms a Personal Trainer

Soup season is upon us!

With Halloween fast approaching, this healthy pumpkin soup recipe is a must try.

Home made soup is so easy to make, requires little to no previous cooking skills, and can be knocked up in batches big enough to last a few days, serve a large party, or freeze in batches to serve your requirements.

Not much beats a homemade soup, and made from scratch, is a great way to impress friends and family, with flavour(s) and nutritional returns far outweighing a store bought carton or can, every time!

Have you ever checked the ingredients list in a supposed ‘fresh’ carton of supermarket soup? It baffles me how a soup, even stored in a refrigerator, can have a use by date of up to a month away. These soups are generally laden with cream and/or milk, additives and too much salt, and the ‘skinny’ option is usually worse!

A fresh soup made at home on the other hand, requires a small effort of chopping and popping a handful of whole and heartily nutritious ingredients into a pot, a boil and simmer of around 20-30 minutes, and you can guarantee every ingredient is fresh and good for you. A win-win situation I say!

Here’s what you will need, and my instructions to follow…

Halloween Soup Ingredients | Image for Chris Simms a Personal Trainer

You will need…
1 tablespoon coconut oil
3 onions, roughly chopped
1 small pumpkin (around 1.5kg)
2 small or 1 butternut squash, roughly chopped (optional)
2 red peppers, roughly chopped
4 teaspoons bouillon in 1 litre boiling water
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1.5 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
Coriander to garnish

NOTE: If you happen across this recipe post away from Halloween or pumpkin season, simply switch the pumpkin to butternut squash, two large should do it.

Halloween Soup Recipe - Instruction 1 | Image for Chris Simms a Personal Trainer

Heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil over a medium-high heat.

Halloween Soup Recipe - Instruction 2 | Image for Chris Simms a Personal Trainer

Add 3 chopped onions

Halloween Soup Recipe - Instruction 3 | Image for Chris Simms a Personal Trainer

Add all other ingredients. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

Halloween Soup Recipe - Instruction 4 | Image for Chris Simms a Personal Trainer

Blend soup. Hand blender would be best. Blend in two batches if you have a smaller blender.

Halloween Soup | Image for Chris Simms a Personal Trainer

Serve, sprinkle chopped coriander, and enjoy!

Don’t forget to carve your pumpkin while the soup simmers!

As always, I do hope you enjoy this recipe.