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Pumpkin Soup with Kale Pesto

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Adorned with a homemade baby kale pumpkin seed pesto, this creamy and delicious pumpkin soup will warm you up on cold rainy days and can be frozen for later.

Kale Pesto
  • 500 g Butternut squash flesh, diced
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Ginger, minced
  • Nutmeg
  • 50 ml White wine
  • 500 ml Vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper
  • 100 ml Coconut milk
  • 80 g Baby kale
  • 20 g Parsley leaves
  • 50 g Pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbsp Finely grated lemon rind
  • 2 tbsp Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2-3 tbsp Water
  • Salt and pepper
  1. For the pesto, place baby kale, parsley, pumpkin seeds, lemon rind, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil and water in a food processor. Process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Melt coconut oil in a large saucepan. Add in diced squash, onion, minced garlic and ginger. Cook briefly and sprinkle a pinch of nutmeg. Pour in white wine and broth. Cook, covered, for about 25-30 minutes until tender.
  3. Using a hand held blender, process soup until smooth. Add in coconut milk and season. Serve the soup warm topped with pesto and if desired, in a roasted pumpkin bowl. | © 2015 | | © 2015 |


Gloria Baker 8/11/15 08:02

Absolutely beautiful Angie :) :)

Veronica 8/11/15 09:51

Kale pesto, so healthy and yummy. Must be so comforting to have this in the cold weather. Thanks for sharing.

The Yum List 8/11/15 10:36

I love the presentation in the pumpkin shell.

Nancy Chan 8/11/15 11:01

Angie, I would love to have the soup served in the pumpkin itself. I love pumpkin and I would scrap clean the pumpkin flesh away from the skin. What a lovely soup to enjoy on a cold, rainy day!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 8/11/15 11:07

A delicious soup, I'm sure! So flavourful.



Unknown 8/11/15 11:50

Oh I love pumpkin soup and your looks so good!!
Thanks for sharing
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Jasline @ Foodie Baker 8/11/15 14:48

What a beautiful way of serving the soup in the roasted pumpkin, absolute yum!

Mijú 8/11/15 15:31

Que buena la calabaza.
la presentación en la calabaza genial!!
Un saludito

Nammi 8/11/15 16:33

yumm!! can even eat the bowl as well no washing up lol

Monica 8/11/15 17:30

How divine! I want the one served in a roasted pumpkin...what a treat that would be. Love the white wine and coconut milk in here and the pesto is such a nice touch. You add the diced squash in with the onions and let it cook together, right?

Medeja- CranberryJam 8/11/15 18:18

I like this soup! Yummy! And especially nice that it's served in pumpkin :)

Angie's Recipes 8/11/15 19:49

@Monica yes :-)) how could I forget the main ingredient in the recipe. Thanks, Monica!

The Hungary Buddha 8/11/15 23:09

Pumpkin soup...perfect! And adorably shot.

Pame Recetas 9/11/15 01:35

Great soup Angie, a great idea to serve in the same pumpkin, I will certainly do this at home! Thanks for sharing!

[Reply] 9/11/15 02:12

That kale pesto...I am loving kale lately so this would be just awesome to have with some pasta. I will get some next week and give this a go!

mjskit 9/11/15 03:28

What a lovely soup Angie! The kale pesto with pumpkin seeds is quite creative. Love it!

Anonymous 9/11/15 08:02

Absolutely divine Angie. Even though we are enjoying hotter days, this would be a wonderful meal.
Have a beautiful week.
:-) Mandy xoxoxo

Regina 9/11/15 10:37

I've been meaning to make pumpkin coconut soup this fall but somehow just haven't gotten around to it yet! Thanks for the delicious reminder to just do it :)

Alida 9/11/15 11:05

The soup served in a pumpkin is just wonderful! The Kale pesto is great, I made it once too. Beautiful delicious meal Angie.

Beena 9/11/15 12:03

Another bookmark recipe dear. love it

Tania | My Kitchen Stories 9/11/15 12:21

That is the best use I have seen for Kale so far. That soup looks so good and I would love to eat the bowl too!

Emma | Fork and Good 9/11/15 12:22

Lovely soup Angie, I need these right now, it's so bloody cold. That kale pesto is a winner. I'm going to pair that with some pasta i think.

Barbara 9/11/15 12:49

We all love squash soup in my family. I use an old Williams Sonoma recipe...but now, I'm going to add coconut milk. What a super idea! That little bit of kale pesto is the perfect final touch.

Vicki Bensinger 9/11/15 13:16

I love everything about this. Butternut Squash soup is my favorite this time of year. I like that you used coconut milk and also garnish it with a kale pesto which I've never tried. Adding the pumpkin seeds to it is brilliant. I'll definitely be trying this. Great recipe!

Susan 9/11/15 14:50

I've made a lot of things with kale, but never thought of pesto! I'm trying this tonight since it's rainy and cold here, XOXO

grace 9/11/15 15:24

i'm in the minority, but i really don't like kale. this seems like a wonderful way to use it and might actually change my mind!

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 9/11/15 15:29

OMG, Kale Pesto??!! That alone sounds amazing, but generously dolloped on pumpkin soup?! Heck Yes! SO GOOD! Can't wait to try this! Cheers, my dear!

Hema 9/11/15 17:38

Delicious soup and I love that pesto, looks like a terrific combo..

Wok with Ray 9/11/15 18:25

That is a gorgeous and creative way of serving this delicious soup. Have a good week, Angie! :)

Cheri Savory Spoon 9/11/15 18:26

Hi Angie, what a wonderful soup, love, love the kale pesto, I bet this is delicious.

fimere 9/11/15 18:57

délicieuse soupe excellente idée de la présenter dans la coquille de citrouille bravo
bonne soirée

Pam 9/11/15 19:23

YUM.I think this soup looks and sounds delicious - I really love the kale pesto!

Evelyne CulturEatz 9/11/15 20:54

I just finished a pumpkin soup I made and know I am craving some again. Great recipe and love the presentation in a pumpkin. Wow on that kale pumpkin seed pesto too!

Kelly 9/11/15 21:13

I love pumpkin soup and yours looks so creamy and delicious! The pesto on top sounds like the perfect addition and I love that you served it in these adorable pumpkins too!

Agness 9/11/15 21:51

I recently baked pumpkin. It was so delicious!!!!!!! :) I have to try your recipe as well!

Velva 9/11/15 23:33

Angie, this looks good! I love using kale as alternative green in pesto. Its delightful. When pesto is added to soups and stews it really brings the flavor up to a new level.

My garden is full of kale right now, and I have been inspired to make kale pesto too.

The pumpkin soup is divine!


norma chang 10/11/15 00:22

Have all the ingredients to make this soup and it is soup weather, timely recipe, thanks.

Nippon Nin 10/11/15 00:43

Wow, nice,very nice! So pretty! I like pumpkin soup... Interesting twist with kale pesto.

Tricia Buice 10/11/15 01:49

ALL my favorites Angie - and so pretty! I love that it can be frozen too. Thank you for this lovely recipes - printing and pinning :)

jasna varcakovic 10/11/15 03:35

What a beautiful way of serving it; real autumn delight!

Abbe@This is How I Cook 10/11/15 03:53

Love this Angie! And that kale pesto is a great addition. I'm going to have to check that out!

Nava K 10/11/15 04:24

Awesomeeee!! I love this soup. Thank you for sharing. Gonna try because the ingredients I can find over here.

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 10/11/15 04:55

Pumpkin soup sounds wonderful. I love soups and this one sounds like a great comfort food.

Ana Regalado 10/11/15 07:52

Angie , the kale pesto is a wonderful addition to this hearty soup !

Harriet Emily 10/11/15 12:10

This is such a beautiful soup! I love that you served it inside of a roasted pumpkin. Yum! The kale pesto sounds so delicious too, and such a great pairing for the soup. Love this recipe!

ZazaCook 10/11/15 16:25

A healthy and delicious soup! Yum! Now I'm hungry:)

Unknown 10/11/15 20:32

I love love pumpkin soup, the addition of kale pesto is so nice Angie!

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 10/11/15 21:39

Between that soup and the kale pesto this looks amazing! And so fun too how you served it!!

Sandhya Hariharan 10/11/15 23:14

Angie, this looks soo good . Combination of soup with Kale Pesto - just love it !

Kiran @ 10/11/15 23:48

Pumpkin soup! With kale pesto, looks divine. Love serving soups in pumpkin boats :)

Juliana 11/11/15 04:08

Nice soup Angie, I like the idea of coconut milk and yes for the kale pesto...such a nice touch!
Have a wonderful week :)

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Unknown 11/11/15 13:34

Angie! This pumpkin soup looks wonderful!

PS. In case you wouldn't know: Tortadellafiglia has moved to a new address! Hope you'd like to stop by!

Have a lovely day!

ami@naivecookcooks 11/11/15 15:21

Angie I love this idea! I bet kale pesto mush have made the soup so flavorful!! Yummy!

Mary Frances @ LOVE the secret ingredient 11/11/15 15:57

Pesto in a soup sounds amazing, very unique idea to tie all of the flavors together. Definitely will have to try this!

kitchen flavours 11/11/15 16:55

Such a beautiful and delicious soup! Kale pesto sounds good!

motherrimmy 11/11/15 20:50

What a gorgeous presentation for this healthy soup. I've pinned this for the holidays!

Unknown 11/11/15 21:39

YUM!! What a great recipe!! I LOVE soup! Especially this time of year! SO Good!

Reeni 12/11/15 01:15

What a flavorful and delicious soup Angie! LOVE those little pumpkin bowls! So cute!

Peachy @ The Peach KItchen 12/11/15 11:04

I'm thinking of making Pumpkin Soup myself! Nice recipe

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy 12/11/15 12:54

Great minds think alike with the pumpkin recipes! I love that you have added some kale pesto in to yours. Yum!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 12/11/15 15:49

We had squash soup while visiting friends in Georgia recently! Delicious. I love the coconut milk in this one and the kale pesto sounds amazing, Angie.

Evi @ greenevi 12/11/15 17:23

Pumpkin soup is the best thing ever!
I love you serve it in a pumpkin bowl, so cute!

Unknown 12/11/15 17:27

It's the perfect time of year for food like this, really like the sound of kale pesto!

Shashi at SavorySpin 12/11/15 21:18

OOh - love your pairing of that pumpkin soup with the kale pesto - and LOVE your presentation of it! Gorgeous photos as always Angie

Choclette 12/11/15 22:22

Ooh that looks so beautiful Angie. I adore squash soup and I love the way you've served it in the pumpkin and with a contrasting swirl of pesto - just lovely.

FLAVZCORNER 12/11/15 23:08

I always wanted to make the soup served in the gourd. This looks simply comforting for the weather we have now.

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 13/11/15 00:14

What a lovely soup. It would be so fun and impressive to serve this for a holiday dinner!

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Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 13/11/15 13:06

Kale pesto and pumpkin soup look so yummy. I bet it tastes awesome. So comforting and delish.

Sue/the view from great island 13/11/15 16:23

What a beautiful idea --- that roasted pumpkin bowl is ingenious!!

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Koko 13/11/15 19:37

Oh my gosh this is like my dream soup! The kale pesto sounds so amazing with the pumpkin. They look so cute!

The Duo Dishes 14/11/15 04:42

Love when creamy soups are topped with something textural. Such a great idea to use kale in the pesto. You don't see that often.

Anonymous 14/11/15 10:51

What a fabulous pesto & a tasty pumpkin soup & so beautifully served too!
Way to go, Angie! I am super impressed now! xxx

My Inner Chick 14/11/15 22:31

This is an
O. M. G.
Fabulous & YUMMY))) xx

Unknown 15/11/15 05:56

wow this soup is so creative, that pumpkin bowl is adorable, and I am so intrigued by the kale pesto!

Cez 15/11/15 12:34

It looks delicious, and I bet it tastes as good!

tigerfish 17/11/15 10:19

So comforting to enjoy a delicious healthy nutritious soup this season

Tisa Jacob 17/11/15 22:43

Ah, the soup and kale pesto look so great..all hearty comfort...aaand love the edible bowl. My kind of meal.

Unknown 18/11/15 00:47

Sounds like a perfect soup to enjoy on one of these chilly autumn days. Love your presentation Angie!

Unknown 18/11/15 00:49

I love everything about this soup. Sounds like a winner for these cool, crisp autumn day.

GiGi Eats Celebrities 18/11/15 05:47

GiGi Diet approved recipes are hard to come by... BUT THIS ONE FITS THE BILL!

Karen (Back Road Journal) 19/11/15 21:59

When I've traveled to Europe in the fall, the pumpkin soups are one my favorites to try. I love your version made with coconut milk and then topped with the pesto, it sounds terrific.

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 22/11/15 16:27

What a brilliant soup, perfect for the season. The kale pesto tops it off perfectly. Love this, Angie!

Unknown 24/11/15 01:22

I love pumpkin soup Angie. It's just so hearty and delicious. I love the presentation in the little pumpkin... so, so charming!

Vicky & Ruth- May I Have That Recipe 24/11/15 20:50

Love the soup! I especially love how you made pesto out of kale...what a great and unique idea!!

Ben 23/3/19 15:41

Epic pictures and the soup looks great. Keep up the good work!


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