Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup with Chèvre

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Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup with Chèvre

My pumpkin phase has to take a little break, it’s going overboard. I had one last idea for soup in mind before leaving the pretty squash at the market instead of carrying one after the other into our kitchen. What I came up with is pumpkin, sweet potato and carrot cooked and puréed to a velvety soup topped with mild chèvre and pumpkin seed oil to melt into the sweet flavours.

This is the perfect end to an annual obsession I always fall for as soon as the leaves turn golden. The first bowl of my warm treat put me at ease, I felt ready to jump into a new phase! The composition combined all I could ask for, it was smooth and thick. This soup isn’t light and liquid, it’s more like a purée, a potage that is rich enough to satisfy your hunger after a busy day. I really like these kind of soups that can replace a whole meal instead of just being a starter to tickle the appetite. All you need are some slices of juicy ciabatta sprinkled with olive oil on the side to enjoy the entire comfort of this dish.

Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup with Chèvre

 

Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup with Chèvre

Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup with Chèvre 

For 4 people you need

pumpkin, without the fibres and seeds, cut into cubes, 700g / 1.5 pounds
(Hokkaido with skin or peeled butternut or Musquée de Provence pumpkin)
sweet potato, scrubbed and rinsed, cut into cubes, 500g / 1 pound
large carrot, peeled or scrubbed, cut into cubes, 1
medium sized onion, finely chopped, 1
garlic, crushed, 1 clove
bay leaf 1
water 1 l / 2 pints
olive oil
a pinch of mace or nutmeg
salt and pepper
soft chèvre, crumbled, 100g / 3.5 ounces , for the topping
pumpkin seed oil, for the topping

In  a large pot, heat a splash of olive oil and cook the onions on medium heat for a few minutes until soft and golden. Add a little more oil and the pumpkin, sweet potato, carrot and garlic. Stir and cook for  2-3 minutes. Add the water and bay leaf and bring to the boil. Season with salt, pepper and mace and cook for about 30 minutes or until the vegetables are soft (simmering). Take out the bay leaf and purée the soup with a stick mixer or in a blender. Season to taste and serve sprinkled with pumpkin seed oil and a few crumbles of the chèvre.

Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup with Chèvre

 

Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup with Chèvre

 

Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup with Chèvre

 

Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup with Chèvre