Roasted Pumpkin and Apple Soup with Walnut Cilantro Pesto

November 20, 2007

Roasted Pumpkin and Apple Soup with Walnut Cilantro Pesto

Philippe Waterinckx, Tucson CSA

1 large pumpkin, cut in half, seeds removed
2 onions, chopped
2 apples, cored and quartered
3 garlic cloves, peeled
3 tablespoons ginger, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt to taste
2 tablespoons red chili powder,
or 2 jalapenos, chopped
4 vegetable (or chicken if you
wish) bouillon cubes

Preheat oven to 400F.

Toss all ingredients in the pumpkin halves.

Place the halves in a baking pan (it might take two) filled
with 1 inch of water and bake for 2  hours or until flesh is tender throughout..

Scoop out contents of the pumpkin halves, down to
the skin, and blend. Add water or stock to desired
consistency (1-2 cups).

Serve hot with a scoop of walnut cilantro pesto.

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