Pumpkin and Quinoa Soup – extra nutrition

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This Thermomix pumpkin soup came about a few years ago when I had an excess of pumpkins… After all, what better way is there to use a decent amount of pumpkin, than to turn it into soup?

If you’re not a fan of puree-style soups, this is the pumpkin soup for you! Traditional pumpkin soups have never appealed to me as I’m not big on purees. So I just had to create something better!

Technically, yes, the bulk of the soup is pureed, however we add texture (and nutrition!) with quinoa and baby spinach. Try it, it’s a goodie!

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Pumpkin and Quinoa Soup

This pumpkin soup is made more interesting than a pureed pumpkin soup, with added quinoa and spinach for both texture and nutrition.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Soup
Keyword: pumpkin soup, thermomix pumpkin soup, Thermomix soup
Servings: 6
Calories: 183kcal

Ingredients

  • 150 g brown onion quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves 10g
  • 20 g olive oil
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 150 g quinoa rinsed thoroughly
  • 1 kg pumpkin peeled, deseeded, diced 2-3cm
  • 50 g odds-and-ends vegetable stock paste concentrate or 2 tsp Herbamare
  • 120 g baby spinach

Instructions

  • Place onion, garlic and oil in mixer bowl. Chop 5 seconds/speed 5/MC on. Scrape down bowl. Saute 5 minutes/steaming temperature/speed 1/MC off.
  • Add curry powder. Saute 1 minute/steaming temperature/speed 1/MC off.
  • Place quinoa in simmering basket and set in place in the bowl, along with 1.2L water. Place pumpkin in steaming attachment, using both the main section and the tray. Set in place on top of bowl. Steam 20 minutes/steaming temperature/speed 4. Remove basket and set aside.
  • Add stock paste to the water in the bowl. Set steaming attachment in place again. Steam 8 minutes/steaming temperature/speed 4.
  • Very carefully, transfer pumpkin into the bowl (do not remove the water before adding pumpkin). Puree 1 minute/speed 8/MC on, ensuring you turn the speed selector up slowly, as the liquid will be extremely hot.
  • Add quinoa. Mix 15 seconds/reverse/speed 3/MC on.
  • Place spinach in a thermal server or large bowl. Carefully pour the soup out onto the spinach. Use a large spoon or spatula to combine.

Notes

Roasting the pumpkin rather than steaming adds another flavour element to this soup.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serve | Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 870mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 16074IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 3mg

Please note, nutrition information is calculated via an online recipe nutrition calculator and is a guide only. It is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed 100% accurate. I am not a nutritionist or trained health professional.

Tried this recipe?Please rate it and leave feedback in the comments section below, or mention @Thermobexta or tag #Thermobexta on Instagram.

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Tracy Allen
Tracy Allen
16 days ago

Does anyone know a calorie count for this soup at all?

Tracy Allen
Tracy Allen
16 days ago
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Thank you so much. I loved it! Was delicious!!!

Hi, I'm Bec

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