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Pumpkin soup for a healthy Halloween recipe

No tricks but a total treat for mind, body and soul… Halloween on the horizon, sugar and spice and all things nice are very much on our minds, but what if you can celebrate the season with something sweet, sumptuous and totally healthy? Here, Grayshott Spa Hotel gives us its healthy Halloween recipe for pumpkin soup made with apple, sage and chestnut…

PUMPKIN-SOUP for spa at home

Healthy Halloween recipe ingredients (serves four)

  • 800g Pumpkin, roasted
  • 10g Coconut oil
  • 300g Onion, finely chopped
  • 50g Celery, finely chopped
  • 8g Garlic, minced
  • 50g White leek, roughly chopped
  • 10 Large sage leaves
  • Two bay leaves
  • 750ml Chicken stock
  • Two Granny Smith apples, grated
  • 80g Chestnuts

To garnish

  • 10g Mustard seeds
  • 2tbsp Cider vinegar
  • One tsp honey
  • (Blanch mustard seeds in boiling water. Soak for 10 minutes. Drain and mix with the honey and cider vinegar).

How to make it

  • Pre-heat oven to 1800C/ 3500F
  • Roast the pumpkin on a non stick baking sheet for approximately 30 minutes until golden brown.
  • In a thick bottomed melt the coconut oil and sweat on a medium heat until lightly golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add the roasted pumpkin. Cover with the stock. Add bay leaves and sage and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the bay leaves, add the grated apple and chestnuts and blend using a stick blender or a jug blender until smooth. Pass through a fine sieve.
  • Serve in bowls with the mustard seed garnish.
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