Halloween recipe: Creepy Carrot, Parsnip and Pumpkin Soup
- Feeding the Family
- Published on Tuesday, 20 October 2020 11:09
- Last Updated on 16 October 2020
- Monica Costa
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Halloween is set to be a home event this year so let’s make it fun by cooking comfort food like this Creepy Carrot, Parsnip and Pumpkin Soup. Will it be a trick or a treat? Enjoy!
Serves: 6. Cooking Time: 45 minutes
1 pack of Mash Direct Carrot & Parsnip Mash
1 medium onion (diced)
2 sticks of celery (chopped)
2 tsp fresh ginger (finely chopped)
3 cloves garlic (minced)
2 cans vegetable or chicken broth
1 pumpkin (peeled, deseeded, diced)
1 cup of water (more if needed)
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp ground cumin
Salt & pepper to taste
Heavy/whipping cream or fat free sour cream
- Sauté the onion and celery in a large pot on a medium heat for five-seven minutes.
- Add the ginger and garlic to the pot, stir, and cook for two minutes until fragrant. Add the Mash Direct Carrot & Parsnip Mash, vegetable broth, pumpkin, water, dried thyme, cumin, and salt & pepper to taste.
- With the lid slightly ajar, simmer the soup on medium-low heat for about 30 minutes or until the vegetables have softened.
- Let the soup cool slightly, then purée in batches using a blender. If the soup is too thick, add water to thin it out a bit.
- Serve with a swirl of fat free sour cream if desired. For the spooky season, the spider web design can be made using a wooden kebab skewer.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums