Soup du jour......

Such a simple recipe from such a pretty cookbook. Perfect for the weather we're experiencing here in Melbourne.




Pumpkin and Coconut Soup

(It's Easier than you Think cookbook)


Serves 4


1/2 butternut pumpkin, peeled, deseeded and chopped to make about 3 cups | 1 onion, peeled and chopped | 2 cloves of garlic | 1 walnut sized piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped or grated | 1/2 cup desiccated coconut | 1 ltr vegetable or chicken stock | 400ml can coconut cream (or coconut milk) | sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place pumpkin, onion, garlic, ginger, coconut and stock in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to the boil then simmer with the lid on, until the pumpkin is tender (about 3 minutes).
  3. Puree the soup in batches with the coconut cream in a blender or food processor. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. If the soup is too thick it can be thinned down with extra coconut cream or milk.


~  ~  ~

The coconut and coconut cream added to a simple pumpkin soup is a wonderful addition and, I think a winner.

It seems to add depth to the soup. A rich creaminess that makes the soup feel luxurious and very, very special.