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Orange Ginger Pumpkin Soup with Miso

A healthy pumpkin soup recipe with a nod to the Far East with miso, orange and ginger.  This soup is as easy as simmering and using a food processor or blender.  For the win with pumpkin recipes.

Orange & Ginger Pumpkin Soup with Miso. A light, healthy, vegetarian soup garnished with pepitas, parmesan and fresh herbs. This healthy recipe will satisfy without the guilt.

What do you do when somebody gifts you a few pumpkins?  What pumpkin recipe do you use?  I make soup.

You are in the right place if you want to learn how to make pumpkin soup from scratch.  It is by far one of the easiest soups I have ever made.  I made a Thai style pumpkin soup that was amazing!  You can make pumpkin soup with canned pumpkin or you can roast a fresh pumpkin in the oven.

This particular recipe is another nod to the Far East with inspiration from my garden veggies and a flavor profile from The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity.  This book is my go-to book for recipe development.  It really takes the guess work out of what will work in a recipe.  The first part of the book also describes how good flavor is made.  It details how we perceive flavor and how we can use that knowledge to come up with our own recipes.

My garden gifted me onions and peppers so I took this opportunity to enjoy these little gems along with the pumpkin that was gifted to me.

Orange & Ginger Pumpkin Soup with Miso. A light, healthy, vegetarian soup garnished with pepitas, parmesan and fresh herbs. This healthy recipe will satisfy without the guilt.
Orange & Ginger Pumpkin Soup with Miso. A light, healthy, vegetarian soup garnished with pepitas, parmesan and fresh herbs. This healthy recipe will satisfy without the guilt.

This beautiful end-grain cutting board was handmade by Wasatch Woodworks.

Orange & Ginger Pumpkin Soup with Miso. A light, healthy, vegetarian soup garnished with pepitas, parmesan and fresh herbs. This healthy recipe will satisfy without the guilt.
Orange & Ginger Pumpkin Soup with Miso. A light, healthy, vegetarian soup garnished with pepitas, parmesan and fresh herbs. This healthy recipe will satisfy without the guilt.
Orange & Ginger Pumpkin Soup with Miso. A light, healthy, vegetarian soup garnished with pepitas, parmesan and fresh herbs. This healthy recipe will satisfy without the guilt.
Orange & Ginger Pumpkin Soup with Miso. A light, healthy, vegetarian soup garnished with pepitas, parmesan and fresh herbs. This healthy recipe will satisfy without the guilt.
Orange & Ginger Pumpkin Soup with Miso. A light, healthy, vegetarian soup garnished with pepitas, parmesan and fresh herbs. This healthy recipe will satisfy without the guilt.

I love my zester, I have only used fresh zest since buying one of these gems.  Fresh zest is far superior to the ‘zest’ you can find in the spice aisle.  They don’t compare.  This is super easy to do, just run the zester over your citrus fruit and you can capture the good stuff.  Then cut the citrus in half and capture the juice, so easy. You can find the one I use on Amazon.

Get creative and experiment making a pumpkin soup of your own creation.  This is a very forgiving vegetable and since you can buy it canned, SUPER easy so no excuses!  Leave a comment and let me know what you come up with.


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If you are making your own broth, you will need to check out this post on How to Make Broth. It also gives you clues as to when homemade broth is a must or if you can get away with store bought broth.

Orange & Ginger Pumpkin Soup with Miso. A light, healthy, vegetarian soup garnished with pepitas, parmesan and fresh herbs. This healthy recipe will satisfy without the guilt.

Orange Ginger Pumpkin Soup with Miso

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

A light, healthy, vegetarian soup garnished with pepitas, parmesan and fresh herbs. This healthy recipe will satisfy without the guilt.

Ingredients

  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2-3 banana peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 3 Tbs cooking oil (veg, canola, sunflower etc)
  • 30 oz canned of pumpkin or roast your own fresh pumpkin
  • 4 cups of broth, your choice but I used chicken
  • 1/4 cup miso of your choice, may substitute doenjang (Korean fermented bean paste)
  • zest and juice of one large orange
  • 2 Tbs minced ginger

Garnish

  • pepitas
  • parmesan
  • fresh herbs

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, add oil and cook onions and peppers on medium heat until soft.
  2. Place in food processor or blender, add pumpkin and some of the broth.  Process or blend until smooth.  May work in batches if necessary.
  3. Place mixture back into large pot, add remaining ingredients, bring to a simmer.  Continue simmering for 20 minutes.
  4. Garnish and serve.

Notes

  • This would be great with some crust bread or Naan:)
  • If you re-heat this, you may need to add water to thin out a little.  This soup gets thick when refrigerated.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 384Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 720mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 7gSugar: 16gProtein: 18g

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Helene

Saturday 30th of December 2017

That's a very innovative recipe! I LOVE soups with orange and ginger but I hadn't thought of adding pumpkin and miso. I bet the kitchen smells amazing when preparing this soup.

Beth

Friday 27th of October 2017

I love Pumpkin Soup but I must try your recipe! I love the idea of orange and ginger and I bought a container of miso that I have been looking for the perfect recipe to use it on. This is definitely IT!

Tina

Friday 27th of October 2017

I think orange and ginger compliment each other too. Have fun with this easy soup and I'm excited about your miso adventures:)

Nicoletta sugarlovespices

Monday 9th of October 2017

What a beautiful wood board! And I love all the flavors in this soup. Perfect for fall and those cooler days ahead of us.

Aditi Bahl

Sunday 8th of October 2017

pumpkin with orange and ginger. Hey this combination has to be great. I love pumpkin soup but never thought of orange. Am surely trying this soon.

Amanda Mason

Sunday 8th of October 2017

The orange in this!!! YES!! I'm SO excited to try this! It's a unique recipe and looks so tasty! I'm so excited to try it!!

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