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Pumpkin and chestnut soup, with wine pairing

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One of the greatest pleasures when autumn arrives is pumpkins! I always get very excited when the first pumpkins arrive at my local market. My favourite pumpkins are the Potimarron (red kuri squash) and butternut squash , they are deliciously naturally nutty. Great for this pumpkin and chestnut soup!

This soup is so easy to make, yet so delicious. It is rich, nutty, and smooth like velvet. Lovely with some freshly baked bread.

Ingredients needed for this beautiful rich soup

The Ingredients for this soup are minimalistic. The natural flavours of the pumpkin and the chestnut are so full and rich that it doesn’t need much more.

I have made this soup with just some added water (and a little plant based milk) But you could of course use a vegetable stock, in which case you probably need to use less seasoning.

The pumpkin and chestnut soup is garnished with toasted seeds – pumpkin & sunflower seeds. But this soup would be great topped with crispy roasted chickpeas, spiced hazelnuts, or any other nuts. It adds a little crunch to the super smooth soup.

Main ingredients;

  • Pumpkin
  • Boiled chestnuts
  • Roasted garlic
  • shallot (or onion)
  • truffle or nut oil
  • garnish for some crunch

If you like the autumn ingredients as much as I do, check out some of my other typical autumn dishes, like;

What to drink with a pumpkin soup

bottom end of white wine glasses

Some would say, Wine with soup? But because we often eat soup as a main course, I say… Why not?

Pumpkin and chestnut soup; sweet, nutty, soft and creamy. I would straight away say a beautiful round chardonnay would work wonders here. But you might want to try an off-dry to medium chenin, or an Alcasian riesling can be quiet interesting with this soup.

Check out this recipe, and let me know if you used any other pumpkins, and how they turned out. I would love to hear from you, and to see your pictures. Don’t forget to add @haricoco1 to your Instagram posts , so we can share, and create together!

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