Fall Foods are my FAVORITE!!!! I love the comfort of a good Bisque or a Chili. Harvest Soups are my absolute favorite. So here is a pumpkin favorite of mine. ENJOY!
What You Need:
2 tsp. olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 cups cubed pumpkin (or butternut squash)
1 cup dry red lentils
6 cups water
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground cumin
Cayenne pepper (to taste; optional)
Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
What You Do:
Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 6 minutes, or until translucent. Add garlic; cook for 1 minute, or until tender. Add pumpkin, lentils, and water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; gently boil, covered, for 20 to 25 minutes, or until pumpkin is soft. Remove from heat.
Place soup in a blender or food processor, in small batches; cover with lid and kitchen towel. Blend until smooth. Return soup to sauce pan over medium heat. Add ginger and cumin. Season with cayenne, salt, and pepper, if desired; cook, stirring constantly, until soup is hot. Ladle soup into bowls and Serve Hot!
Tip: Blend small batches of hot liquids in blender or food processor since they expand during the blending process, therefore increasing the chance of overflowing.