QUICK FIX MEAL 2: FRESH PUMPKIN SOUP AND WHOLE WHEAT BREAD TOAST

  

Growing up, I detested pumpkins. I couldn’t even never try a piece of them. It was until I was persuaded my a chef to try the “pumpkin soup”, a starter that was served at a wedding that my dislike started to wane off.  I later learnt the healthy benefits that come with eating pumpkins and their seed. The benefits include: 

  1. A pumpkin is a low calorie vegetable.
  2. it’s rich in vitamins and iron. 
  3. It is a natural antioxidant that prevents against cancers.
  4. It contains minerals such as copper, calcium iron and phosphorus which are vital in proper functioning of  major body organs.
  5. It’s  seeds are rich in dietary fibre and essential fats vital in the hearts function among others

It was after reading all benefits that I decided to mend bridges with Mr. Pumpkin and now I am forever hooked.
Today I did try to make soup in pumpkins and here is how I achieved my tasty and healthy pumpkin soup. 

Ingredients

You will need

  • 250g of pumpkin- peeled and diced 
  • 1 tb spoons of olive oil 
  • 1 tb of butter( half for the bread toast and half for the soup 
  • 10 ounces of water 
  • One onion ( diced in tiny cubes) 
  • 1/4 tb spoon of salt 
  • Two pans 
  • A tea spoon of Rosemary or Parsley or cilantro ( dried/ fresh- your preference)  

  
Directions 

  1. Bring to boil the pumpkin cubes until soft. 
  2. As they boil add the salt for 10minutes 
  3. In another pan add 1 tb spoon of olive oil and sauté the onions until tender. 
  4. Mix the onions and the pumpkin( you could drain any excess water if not needed).
  5. Make paste out of the pumpkin cubes my the aid of a cooking spoon.
  6. Add a spice of your choice ( I used Rosemary- I just love it in almost anything) 
  7. Serve with butter toast bread 

   
   

Nutritional Value, serving  cooking Time

  • 100g of soup is equivalent to 28 calories 
  • Serves two people 
  • 20 minutes or less 

BON APPETIT,

Let me know how you make your pumpkin soup, your serving suggestions and whether you hate/ love pumpkins.

Thanks for stopping by, 
❤️💛💜💚💛💜,

Faye 

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