Scandinavian Spiced Pumpkin Soup

October 22, 2023

Scandinavian Spiced Pumpkin Soup

By the beginning of November, Sweden is shrouded in darkness and so a hearty meal and home comforts help to brighten up the dark Autumnal months. Contrary to seasonal traditions, pumpkins are not just for Halloween – these giant fruits are super versatile and can be roasted, baked into a pie or made into a scrumptious soup. We particularly love a Scandinavian Spiced Variety.


Serves 4

 To make the Scandinavian Spiced Pumpkin Soup you will need:

  • 250g diced pumpkin or squash (we like to use a crown prince squash)
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled and sliced
  • 1 red onion finely chopped
  • A sprig of fresh thyme, leaves picked. Dried works too.
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds or pumpkin seeds
  • Fresh Coriander
  • Green chilli finely sliced to garnish

How to make it:

  1. Heat olive oil in large pan and add the diced pumpkin, potato, garlic and onion. Gently fry for 5 minutes. Add the fresh thyme, chilli flakes and seasoning.
  2. Add the coconut milk to the pan and top up with half a can of water, or until the vegetables are covered. Simmer for 45 minutes.
  3. Leave the soup to cool.
  4. Use a stick blender to pulse into a smooth soup. Taste for seasoning and add if necessary.
  5. Toast sesame seeds and add to soup, along with the sliced chilli and chopped coriander