Madigan made… curried pumpkin, coconut and bean soup.
I love soup.
I especially love soup in the fall.
I especially love a hearty soup with a ‘kick’ to it.
And if it has pumpkin in it? Even better.
This soup is all that… and then some. It has curry, pumpkin and coconut in it! (and y’all know how much I love coconut.)
I’ve made variations of this soup several times over the past year. Every time I make it… I change the ingredients slightly. But I follow two main recipes as my base (listed below). Sometimes I will add a little heavy cream (up to a cup) if I have it… sometimes not.
I did not have heavy cream this time around and I experimented and tried a cup of coconut milk instead. Curry and coconut seem like a natural combo to me. I could just slightly taste the coconut in this soup. I think next time I will add the whole can of coconut milk and cut back on the broth.
- I don’t always add it… but if I feel like a soup needs a little something else to ‘brighten it’ after I make it, I will add red wine vinegar. (or fresh lemon juice) It can make a world of difference in a pot of soup. (especially lentil soup… but I’ll save that soup story for another day!)
- I’ve made this soup with vegetable and chicken broth. I’ve yet to try beef broth, but I think that could be good, too.
- I’ve never tried it… but adding ham or prosciutto to this soup could be yummy, too.
Curried Pumpkin, Coconut and Black Bean Soup
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 – 4 cups soup stock (vegetable, chicken or beef)
- 2 cans (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 cans (15 oz) pumpkin puree
- 1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes in juice
- 1 cup coconut milk (or more, see notes above*)
- 1 tbsp red curry powder
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar (optional)
Sauté: In a large pot over medium high heat, melt butter. Add onions and sauté for about 5 minutes or until translucent. Add garlic and cook for 30-60 seconds more.
Combine: Add and stir in the tomatoes, broth, black beans and pumpkin to the pot. Bring mixture to a boil.
Simmer: Reduce heat to low and add the coconut milk, spices and salt. Simmer soup for at least 5 minutes. Taste, season and add the vinegar, if desired.
Serve: Serve and enjoy!
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