This is a lovely Autumn and delicious soup, full of flavour, using seasonal vegetables and fruit.
Half small eating pumpkin - peeled and cut up into cubes
2 medium onions, chopped up
2 large sweet potatoes (6"x2") peeled and chopped up
fresh parsley chopped (2 tbl sp)
2 large cloves garlic - chopped
2 medium tomatoes - chopped finely
1 bird pepper - chopped finely
handful of fresh coriander - chopped finely
1 medium Bramley cooking apple or any other sharp apple -peeled and grated (large hole)
1 chicken stock cube
1 tsp flaked sea salt
1 tbl spoon olive oil
2 ltrs water
Using a large heavy pan, heat oil
Turn down heat to low, and cook onions till soft and transparent.
Add pumpkin cubes stir and cook for about 3-4 mins
Add sweet potato, stir and cook for another 3 mins
Add tomatoes, garlic, parsley, and bird pepper, and stir
Add water, turn up heat, and crumble in the stock cube
Add salt, and bring to the boil.
Lower heat right down, and cover pan.
Simmer for about 45 mins - 1 hour, or when vegetables are very soft.
Remove from heat and let it cool for about 20 mins.
Pour in a large food processor, and blitz till smooth-ish (optional)
Return it to the pan, and add grated apple and coriander.
Heat through to boiling point.
Cover and let simmer for about 10-15 mins
Serve with cream, and crusty granary bread. (optional)
Hope you enjoy it!
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