Roasted Hokkaido Coconut Soup

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This seasonal pumpkin comfort soup is not only quick and easy to make, but unusual addition of coconut gives a velvety, creamy texture and sweet, tropical flavour to the soup.

Roasted Hokkaido Coconut Soup

adapted from essen und trinken
  • 600 g Hokkaido, halved and seeds removed
  • 1 Onion, peeled and diced
  • 3 tbsp Coconut oil, melted
  • 400 ml Vegetable stock
  • 300 ml Coconut milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp Lime juice
  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F. Place the pumpkin cut side down on a roasting tray, and drizzle with a tablespoon of coconut oil. Place in the center of the oven and roast until the pumpkin is tender, about 45 minutes.
  2. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Once cool enough to handle, use a spoon to scoop the pumpkin flesh from its skin and set pumpkin aside until ready to use. Discard the skin.
  3. Place a large saucepan over medium heat. Add in remaining coconut oil, when hot, add in diced onion and sauté, stirring occasionally until lightly caramelized, 3-4 minutes. Add the vegetable stock and pumpkin to the pan and bring it to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the soup from the heat and process with an immersion blender until smooth. Season with the salt and pepper. Add the coconut milk to the soup and stir to combine. Place over low heat until soup is heated through. To serve, drizzle with pumpkin seed oil and garnish with coconut shreds or pomegranate pearls. | © 2011 | | © 2011 |


susan 8/9/12 06:12

brilliant stuff, will be replicating on my blog soon...

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself 8/9/12 07:24

This coconut soup is inspired my friend :D
Beautifully made!

Choc Chip Uru

What's Baking?? 8/9/12 07:34

so comforting and i love the color of the rich yellow pumpkin.

OohLookBel 8/9/12 08:34

This soup looks so delightful. It reminds me of Thai pumpkin soup but without the spicy chilli.

Ana Regalado 8/9/12 09:53

The soup looks so temptingly delicious ! Great comfort food !

Medeja- CranberryJam 8/9/12 10:09

What a nice comfort food..looks so warming :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums 8/9/12 10:42

A delicious soup! This combination is heavenly.



Unknown 8/9/12 13:14

This is one of the prettiest soups I've ever seen. Does it have to be a Hokkaido pumpkin? I'm not sure we have those here.

Cherine 8/9/12 14:33

This soup must taste so good!

MunatyCooking 8/9/12 15:12

I'm yet to taste a pumpkin, but your soup looks delicious!

Susan 8/9/12 16:15

Can I substitute pumpkin or butternut squash if I can't find the Hokkaido? What a lovely combination and I bet this is one soup my hubby would love.

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook 8/9/12 17:23

I love pumpkin, would love to try this soup, it looks delicious! I love the vessels you have them in. So pretty!

QembarDelites 8/9/12 17:48

What a flavorful bowl of soup, and so bright too!

Toni (Boulder Locavore) 8/9/12 17:56

Angie when my email subscription for your blog came in this morning I breathed a sigh of relief: this screams 'fall'. There is something so comforting and relaxing about the finish of summer and this dish really speaks to the seasonal change. It sounds delicious and is completely what I love in cool season cuisine!

Kayte 8/9/12 21:40

I am trying to learn to like pumpkin. I had no idea what Hokkaido's how uninformed I am about pumpkin. That soup looks gorgeous and delicious...your photos are beautiful.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 8/9/12 22:25

I've never seen that variety of pumpkin here but I love anything made with pumpkin or squash. This sounds delicious and satisfying!

Catherine 8/9/12 22:51

Dear Angie, what a beautiful and delicious soup! This is wonderful comfort dish...a perfect way to kick off fall cooking. Blessings to you my dear, your friend, Catherine xoxo

TheFamilyRecipePlace 8/9/12 23:17

my mouth is watering just by the title and then that photo wow!

wok with ray 9/9/12 00:57

That is a very interesting soup of pumpkin. I'm sure with the addition of coconut milk, it must taste rich and delicious. Have a good weekend, Angie! :)

Velva 9/9/12 02:55

A beautiful and flavorful autumn soup. I really enjoy coconut milk as an addition to creamy soups. Very nice.


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Quay Po Cooks 9/9/12 04:16

I can imagine how flavorful this soup is. A must try recipe.

rita cooks italian 9/9/12 07:23

quick and tasty soup! I will cook this one. I love cheese on top of my classic Italian soup but sometimes it is nice to add somenthing different like coconut and no cheese!

Debs @ The Spanish Wok 9/9/12 09:18

Beautiful colour. Come join my soup event sometime...........

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Mich - Piece of Cake 9/9/12 09:54

Hi Angie, I have never come across a pumpkin called Hokkaido... learned something new today. I imagine that the coconut milk and oil would add a special fragrance to the soup... would love to have a bowl with bread.

Cathy at Wives with Knives 9/9/12 14:55

I'm ready for a good, flavorful fall soup. Love the combination of pumpkin and coconut, two of my favorite ingredients. Pumpkins are just beginning to appear at our farmers' markets.

Eva Taylor 9/9/12 17:10

It's still a little warm in Toronto for a creamy soup, but as soon as it gets cold enough, I know I'll be trying this. I shall google the Pumpkin to find substitutions in case I can't find that type. I love the addition of coconut, Angie, just lovely.
On another note, I've been using the Spelt flour a lot and am loving it, thanks for the introduction and inspiration.

Koko 9/9/12 19:39

Delicious! I love pumpkin soup, especially combined with coconut!

Parsley Sage 9/9/12 20:11

YEEEES! Pumpkin and coconut, that is awesome! I'm so making this :)

Anne@FromMySweetHeart 9/9/12 20:54

I've always loved pumpkin soup but I think the coconut flavor is just going to send this over the top for me! Gorgeous Angie! : )

Katerina 9/9/12 21:03

I am expecting already cut in pieces pumpkin to arrive at the s/m to buy and make beautiful things such as this soup!Looks comforting!

Nancy 9/9/12 23:17

Okay, I think you tapped into my brain and picked out some of my favorite foods. Hokkaido is another one of those. I look forward to Hokkaido season every year. This recipe is a winner! Thanks for sharing:)

Rosita Vargas 9/9/12 23:50

Te ha quedado de lujo me encantan las sopas,abrazos hugs,hugs.

Unknown 10/9/12 00:19

Very pretty color in your soup, also love the coconut milk and lime flavors ;-) It's time to celebrate Fall and bring on the soups- my favorites!

Alida 10/9/12 00:52

wonderful colour in this soup. I am going to get some pumpkins soon. A great vegetable!

Elisabeth 10/9/12 03:09

Gorgeous colorful soup with coconut milk, and made with coconut could you not love it?...amazing soup for fall!

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 10/9/12 04:07

Great presentation. I love homemade soup, nothing can beat it.

Jennifer Kendall 10/9/12 04:23

this sounds like an amazing soup! i love the coconut milk and and the coconut oil in here! sounds perfect for fall!

mjskit 10/9/12 05:51

Oh Angie - this does look so good! What a gorgeous color and it seems so simple to make. Perfect for a cool Fall evening or cold Winter's night.

Mary 10/9/12 06:35

The color of this soup is gorgeous. As always, your photos are beautiful.

Barbara 10/9/12 13:46

I've already copied this one, Angie! I never thought to use coconut milk in my squash soups...can't wait to try it. Also love the touch of lime and your colorful addition of pomegranate arils!

Amy (Savory Moments) 10/9/12 14:00

Oh this looks so lovely and perfect for a cool autumn day! I love winter squash and am excited to bring them back into my cooking very soon.

Joanne 10/9/12 15:06

I am SO ready for pumpkin season! Loving the sound of this soup!

Tricia Buice 10/9/12 15:07

Looks like a lovely satisfying delicious soup Angie! I could eat this with a piece of your homemade bread (any kind, I don't care) and a little light fruity dessert. OK - I'll take a glass of wine too if you insist. Have a great week!

lena 10/9/12 15:46

i never thought of blending coconut milk with pumpkin to make soup, i was actually planning to make pumpkin soup too. It's a beautiful soup and love all your mugs!

Mary Bergfeld 10/9/12 16:31

What a perfectly lovely soup. This sounds delicious and I'll be giving it a trial run soon. I hope you've had a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

Finla 10/9/12 16:50

I am in love with the color of the soup , it looks so so good and deliciois.

Pam 10/9/12 17:25

I love anything with coconut... it looks wonderful!

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 10/9/12 17:43

Love the addition of coconut to this pumpkin delight - looks so beautiful too and I bet tastes wonderful and comforting.

tigerfish 10/9/12 18:30

I am just missing a can of coconut milk to make this comfort soup for the cooling weather. Like your finishing touch using pomegranate.

Evelyne CulturEatz 10/9/12 18:49

Really lovely soup! This is a great time of year for a comforting and warming soup. And coconut makes everything better and more exotic.

Kitchen Butterfly 10/9/12 20:10

Yummy, I love the colours and the flavours and the photos!

Marta@What Should I eat For Breakfast Today 10/9/12 22:42

it must taste amazing. I felt in love with a coconut milk when i was traveling in Asia. I'm always happy to tray out a new recipe.

Erica 10/9/12 22:46

I love coconut soups and this sounds different and delicious,Angie! Your pictures are amazing!

kitchen flavours 10/9/12 23:30

Lovely soup! I can just imagine all the flavours in a spoonful!

Anonymous 11/9/12 02:01

Gorgeous color and a great idea to make it with coconut milk, nice!

Amanda 11/9/12 02:17

those are the cutest bowls! where did you get them?

Aldy 11/9/12 02:23

What a beautiful combination, Angie! I'll have to try your lovely recipe :)

Reeni 11/9/12 03:09

What a happy couple pumpkin and coconut make! Gorgeous soup!

Balvinder 11/9/12 05:25

I am all ready to have this soup.Is that the Hokkaidu pumpkin that is showing in back.

Juliana 11/9/12 05:33

Angie, this soup looks fabulous and must delicious with the coconut milk...will have to try this recipe soon :)
Have a wonderful week!

Suzi 11/9/12 21:15

Oh Angie this looks fantastic. I really want to make this and I love the addition of the pomegranate seeds and the coconut milk. Beautiful!

Alaine @ My GF DF Living 12/9/12 00:37

Yumm! This is a must try & perfect for fall.

Unknown 12/9/12 03:11

Comforting and slightly spicy too, really intriguing and it definite looks delicious. Perfect for a rainy day too. I can also imagine dipping a slice of sour dough bread in this soup. Yumm! No words to describe other than Yumm!! ;)

Baker Street 12/9/12 06:52

What a beautiful soup, Angie! Love the splash of coconut here.

Amelia 13/9/12 06:45

Hi Angie, this coconut soup look fantastic. The colour is so lovely. Beautiful presentation. 2 thumbs up for you.

Have a nice day.

Kiran @ 14/9/12 07:42

I've never came across of hokkaido before -- but i love the idea of pumpkin and coconut combo :)

Saskia 15/9/12 02:03

Oh yum. This looks magnificent. I love roasted vegie soups, and pumpkin and coconut together is a brilliant combo.

Suhaina 21/9/12 05:46

wow..looks fantastic. never seen or had this soup before..yummm...nice clicks dear.

OysterCulture 23/9/12 17:11

sounds amazing and love the pomegranates on top - so pretty


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