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Jamaican Pumpkin Soup

Jamaican Pumpkin Soup- A Delicious Caribbean Soup

Jamaican Pumpkin Soup is easy to make, healthy, and packed with the delicious flavour of the Caribbean.

Course Soup
Cuisine Caribbean, Vegetarian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Calories 246 kcal
Author Colleen

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp peanut oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 carrots peeled and sliced
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 6 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 cups peeled and cubed pumpkin flesh
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 14 oz can light or regular coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • Juice of one lime
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Sriracha or other hot sauce for garnish.
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Instructions

  1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium high heat. Add onion, carrot, celery, and garlic,  and turn heat to medium low, cooking until onions are translucent and vegetables are slightly tender.
  2. Add stock, bay leaves and pumpkin flesh. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cover, simmering until pumpkin is tender, about 20 minutes.
  3. Add allspice, nutmeg,  ginger, coconut milk, orange and lime juice. Use an immersion blender right in the pot to puree until velvety smooth. Alternately, you can transfer in small batches to a blender or food processor, being careful not to process too much at once (or you will get splashed with hot soup).
  4. Reheat to boiling point, then remove from heat and season with salt & pepper to taste. Serve in bowls with a drizzle of hot sauce on top.

Recipe Notes

When you prepare your pumpkin, save the seeds and toast them, for a heathy and delicious snack or salad topping.

Pumpkin flesh can vary in color from pale yellow to deep orange. If your pumpkin isn't as brightly coloured as you would like, add a tablespoon or two of turmeric to get that nice orange hue.

Any flavour it does impart is very complimentary and it will give just the right colour boost to your soup.

Nutrition Facts
Jamaican Pumpkin Soup- A Delicious Caribbean Soup
Amount Per Serving (1.5 g)
Calories 246 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 429mg18%
Potassium 814mg23%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 13375IU268%
Vitamin C 24.5mg30%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.