Pumpkin and Macadamia Soup

This is what I call my “healthily indulgent soup”, using macadamias rather than cream to bring a delicious rich creaminess. Just a touch of nutty texture, and the sweetness of macadamias and apples. If you can find the Australian nuts, all the better, as the nut from its native terroir has a more subtle soft crunch!

  • SERVINGS
    4

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/3 cup Raw macadamia nuts (roughly chopped)
  • 1 small White onion (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Ginger (grated)
  • 2 cups Pumpkin or winter squash (diced )
  • 1 Apple (peeled and chopped)
  • 3 cups Chicken stock
  • Roasted macadamias (to garnish)

Cooking Directions

  • 1
    Heat oil in a heavy-based large saucepan, add the macadamias, onion and ginger, and sauté over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until golden.
  • 2
    Add the pumpkin and apple and cook 1-2 minutes further, then pour in the stock. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until pumpkin is soft.
  • 3
    Tip off some of the liquid, and reserve, then puree the remainder using an immersion blender or in a blender until smooth and creamy. Add more of the cooking liquid to bring to desired consistency.
  • 4
    Reheat and serve in bowls scattered with extra macadamias.

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