pumpkin, sweet potato & leek soup
Recipe Type: appetizer, side
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Yield: 6 +
 
Ingredients
  • 1 small cooking pumpkin - cubed
  • 6 large leek stalks - finely chopped
  • 6 medium sweet potatoes/yams - cubed
  • 4 medium carrots - chopped
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 container of vegetable stock (I used about 800 mL)
  • 5 cloves garlic - thinly sliced
  • ½ red onion - thinly sliced
  • coconut oil
  • ground nutmeg and cinnamon
  • ground pepper and sea salt
  • a few dashes of hot sauce (optional)
Instructions
  1. start by sautéing the onion and garlic in coconut oil on low-medium heat on the stove-top, in a LE CRE-- USET/dutch oven, until they are translucent
  2. follow by adding in the leeks and let cook until softened
  3. next, take your chopped pumpkin, sweet potato/yams and carrot and add them into the pot
  4. pour in your vegetable broth and bring to a boil
  5. reduce heat to medium and continue until these veggies are throughly cooked
  6. season with a few teaspoons of ground nutmeg and/or cinnamon (sorry, I didn't measure the amounts here, but I wasn't shy)
  7. then, take an immersion hand blender and puree the soup until smooth
  8. at the same time, add in the coconut milk slowly, and continue blending until desired consistency is reached
  9. allow time to simmer on low heat for flavours to melt together
  10. serve it up in a bowl and sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt and ground pepper
  11. finish with a few dashes of hot sauce if you want a little bite!
  12. p.s - I added in an extra spoonful of coconut milk to give it a pretty swirl in the end
  13. enjoy!
Notes
• feel free to play around with the spices if you wish • some cumin or paprika would probably be a nice touch • also, you can modify the consistency of your soup by adding in a little bit more broth, if you find it is too thick • have fun with this one...choose some veggies that are in-season and you are off to the races • any type of squash is always a good bet as well • oh ya...when re-heating the leftovers (this makes a ton), I also added in some more liquid to even things out
Recipe by PALEOdISH at https://paleodish.com/appetizers/creamy-pumpkin-sweet-pot-and-leek-soup/