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Asian Pumpkin Soup

Asian Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin season is in full swing and we are making the most out of it. Today we are making something a bit outside the box. This is our heartwarming, incredibly delicious Asian Pumpkin soup recipe that is here to delight your senses. 

I'm a sucker for a good pumpkin soup, it's one of my favourite comfort foods since I can remember. I have a very basic pumpkin soup recipe which I have been making for many years. I't's a staple in this household so this time I decided it was time to switch things up a bit. 

We got a little creative and added a couple of ingredients that I would have never thought of adding to a pumpkin soup. But it turned out so nice. And, I also managed to sneak in a whole bunch of vegetables to make this a flavourful and nourishing dish. 

I find this to be one of the easiest ways to load up the family with veggies. If you have any picky eaters in the house, this trick can help you sneak in veggies into their diet. They will never know! 

Asian Pumpkin Soup ingredients

In this soup, we also have onions, carrots, celery, and cauliflower. As you can see, this is a real nutrient powerhouse full of flavour. To get the veggies ready, I simply sautéed them with garlic until fragrant and then I added coconut milk and vegetable broth. Then, I let everything simmer for a little while. 

The veggies need to soften. Allow them to simmer for 10-15  minutes so you can blend them all together really easily. This will give us a beautiful, smooth soup that needs a bit of seasoning. We are skipping the basic salt and pepper and using a few other things from the pantry. 

My goal was to make something a bit more exciting and add some Asian accents to this recipe. For this, I stirred in miso paste and nutritional yeast. These two ingredients will make the soup super flavourful and will perfectly counteract the slightly sweet taste of the cooked veggies

chopped pumpkin soup ingredients

As you might know, I love having different textures in a dish. Well, this was not going to be the exception so I added some roasted pumpkin seeds. Since we already have a few different things going on for in this soup so I just kept it simple. 

This pumpkin soup recipe is a dream. The result is a smooth, creamy, light, and super healthy dish that takes very little effort and time to prepare. Which makes it a great dish for a family dinner, a healthy lunch, or even a holiday gathering. 

I usually make a big batch of this Asian pumpkin soup and have it throughout the week. And I pair it with some of my other light fresh recipes. For instance, I really like having it with this Broccoli Quinoa Salad, or Brussels Sprout Slaw

I highly recommend serving this beauty while it is still warm and steamy. You can add a bit of lime juice for a bit of zest. Or sprinkle some chopped fresh cilantro to make it look extra pretty. 

Asian Pumpkin Soup single

Prep time
10 minutes
Total time
Category: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 2
Allergens: Cilantro, Coconut, Soy


For the pumpkin soup

  • 2 medium carrot (chopped)
  • 1 medium celery (chopped)
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 2 cups frozen cauliflower (unthaw)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsps miso paste
  • 2 tbsps nutritional yeast
  • 1 lb pumpkin (skin removed and chopped)
  • ½ cup roasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 medium yellow onion (thinly sliced)

For the garnish

  • 2 tbsps fresh cilantro (washed and chopped) (optional)
  • ½ lime (juiced) (optional)


  1. Heat up the oil in a big pot and add pumpkin, carrot, onion, cauliflower and celery sizzle for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and roast for about 30 sec. to one minute.
  3. Add the coconut milk and vegetables broth, bring to boil and simmer for about 10-15 minutes, then use and immersion blender to create a smooth soup.
  4. Stir in the miso paste, nutritional yeast and roasted pumpkin seeds.
  5. Adjust taste before serving and sprinkle with garnish, enjoy!



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