Spiced Pumpkin Lentil Soup

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Nothing gives more fall vibes than pumpkin soup. Not only does it look like fall it makes your entire house smell like spicy pumpkin and tastes likes pumpkin perfect!

So the great thing about this soup is it’s the perfect mix of sweet and savoury. It has the warm spices of cinnamon and nutmeg with the added kick of a few red pepper flakes.

I think this soup is the perfect meal leading up to this weekends festivities aka Canadian Thanksgiving. I don't know about you but I think soup is the perfect meal to eat the day before you indulge in a big meal. It’s light, it fills you up, but doesn’t leave you feeling heavy - so basically the perfect day before the big meal, meal!

Now if you want to stay on theme this Thanksgiving weekend this is the perfect way to do it. Plus, imagine serving this to your out of town guests - I promise, they will be thrilled with a delicious pumpkin soup. Plus it’s packed with protein, gluten-free, and can easily be made completely vegan if you swap veggie stock for chicken stock, so you can please everyone!

So if you’re celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend, or even if your not you should make this soup. It will give you all the fall feels that you need!

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prep time 10 minutes

cook time 50 minutes

total time 1 hour

servings 2 - 3

Ingredients

1 tbsp oil

1/2 white onion

2 garlic cloves

1 tbsp fresh ginger

1 tbsp curry

1/2 tsp coriander

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

1/4 tsp cinnamon

4 cups chicken stock

15oz can pumpkin

1 1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1/4 cup peanut butter

2/3 cup red lentils

1 lime

Instructions

In a large stockpot add in oil and onions and saute for 8 minutes or until onions are tender. Add in grated ginger, finely chopped garlic, curry powder, cinnamon, red pepper flakes, coriander + nutmeg - cook 1 minute or until fragrant. Add in chicken stock and use an immersion blender blend until smooth.

To the pot add in the lentils and simmer for 20 minutes or until lentils are tender. Once tender add in the peanut butter, pumpkin and season with salt + pepper. Bring to a low simmer then squeeze in the lime juice and serve immediately.

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