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Pumpkin and orange velouté

Almost Halloween and the orange colour is almost everywhere, including in our plates lately. The pumpkin season is not so long so let’s make the most of it. It’s a good source of beta carotene (vitamin A), which is great for the skin and hair, so what can be healthier than this fabulously orange soup? Also a great way to use some of my basil herb oil

Source: Woman & Home magazine, Autumn 2012

Ingredients

20g Olive oil
1 onion, peeled and cut in quarters
300g pumpkin, peeled and cut in chunks
100g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in chunks
zest and juice of 1 orange
1 garlic clove
1 tsp ground coriander
400g vegetable stock
A few sprig of coriander, drops of cream and basil oil to garnish

Method

  1.  Put the oil, onion and garlic in the TM bowl and chop 3 sec/speed 5.
  2. Sauté 3min/100C/speed 1.
  3. Add the sweet potatoes and pumpkin and chop 3 sec/speed 5.
  4. Add the stock, orange juice and zest and ground coriander and cook for 17 min/100C/speed 1.
  5. Blitz for 1 min/speed 10. Add more water if it’s too thick until you reach the right consistency.
  6. Garnish with the cream, coriander leaves, basil oil if using and correct seasoning.