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A bowl of Easy Spiced Pumpkin Coconut Soup

Good Food Reads: Easy Spiced Pumpkin Coconut Soup

This is a super simple, but delicious recipe for the perfect autumn soup. Thai chili peppers can be replaced with red chili flakes (I was unable to find the Thai chili peppers, so I used a serrano pepper instead). Sriracha seasoning can be replaced with adobo seasoning. If you are looking to make this vegetarian, vegetable stock can be used in place of the chicken stock.
Course Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Asian Caucasian


  • 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 red Thai chili pepper seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon yellow curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken stock or vegetable stock to make this Vegetarian
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 2 15 oz. cans pumpkin purée
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • Dollop of low-fat sour cream
  • Toasted sriracha pumpkin seeds for garnish recipe below


  1. Melt the coconut oil in a heavy Dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, ginger, and chili pepper.
  3. Sauté until fragrant and onions are translucent.
  4. Stir in the curry powder, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, and salt until well blended with the sautéed vegetables about 2 minutes.
  5. Add in the chicken stock, coconut milk, pumpkin purée, and brown sugar.
  6. Bring to a boil and lower to a simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  7. Using an immersion blender or regular blender, purée the soup until smooth.
  8. Taste for seasoning. Add in the pepper and more salt if necessary.
  9. Serve the soup with a dollop of sour cream and garnish with toasted pumpkin seeds.
  10. To make the toasted sriracha pumpkin seeds:
  11. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  12. Place 1 cup of raw pumpkins seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  13. Spray the pumpkin seeds with cooking spray.
  14. Sprinkle with salt and 1 teaspoon of sriracha seasoning. Toss well to coat.
  15. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until browned and toasted. Let cool.