Kabocha Coconut Soup- vegan, gluten free

The darker flecks are the spices
Actually, this is just a way of sneaking another pumpkin soup recipe into our kitchen and onto the blog- when you have as many pumpkins as we have this year, you have to get super creative with them ; )

This soup is really easy to make- in fact it virtually makes itself while you're cooking the rest of your meal*. Our recipe serves 4 people easily, as it is thick and creamy and quite satisfying. Quantities are approximate for now, as I didn't start making notes until part way through.

about 1/2 cup shredded white cabbage plus a dash of soy sauce, a pinch of brown sugar and a pinch of hing
a fingernail-sized chunk of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
300ml coconut milk
about 2/3 small kabocha , peeled and diced
1 1/2 tsps seasalt
1/2 tsp coarse black pepper
2 tsps Chinese five-spice powder (or a bit more if you like)
  • First stir-fry the cabbage and ginger in another pan until soft; add the soy sauce, hing and sugar and mix well. (This should now be pungent enough to do the job of onions.)
  • Now put the squash in a pan with just about enough water to cover it, and boil until soft. *This is the part of the recipe when you can go and roast some veggies, put a pot of rice on, etc.
  • Mash the squash coarsely in the pan of water- should be easy if it is thoroughly cooked.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the pan and bring to a simmer. Use a hand blender to get a smooth, velvety texture.
  • This soup looks great garnished with a little coriander leaf/ flat-leaved parsley, or toasted coconut shavings. Or even top with steamed shredded kale, as we did the second time I made this.


  1. Wow.. coming here after a long time!! Love the new look! So much easier to navigate! :) I love me some soup!!

    1. Hey thanks for the feedback :) It's good to see you're back to posting again; missed your unique style!

  2. wow very very delicious vegan soup !! looks so yummy, love the color !! :)

  3. looks delicious... We too had too many pumpkins even after giving away we had a lot... now no one in the house wants anything with pumpkin... but i still am good to try new stuff...:)


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