An invigorating soup for cold autumn and winter days
1 leek, darker part of leaves removed, finely chopped
1 tbsp. butter
600g pumpkin or squash, e.g. Butternut, diced
400-500 ml water
Salt or stock, according to taste
100 ml cream
1 cup mixed herbs, e.g. parsley, chives, coriander and mint, with leaves coarsely chopped
1 small carrot, peeled, grated
1 cucumber, peeled, finely diced
A little olive oil
4 minipics, sliced, briefly fried
- Sauté leek in butter until translucent. Add pumpkin and sauté while stirring. Cover with water and bring to boil then add seasoning. Cover and simmer on low heat for 20–30 minutes.
- Mix soup and bring to boil again. Refine with cream then simmer briefly.
- Herb salad: Mix herbs, carrot and cucumber. Add lemon juice and olive oil to taste.
- To serve: pumpkin soup with minipics and herb salad.
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