This is a beautiful and flavorful soup that is made with pumpkin and sweet potato, and seasoned with onion and leek. Velvety coconut milk adds a nice finishing touch.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 leek, chopped
- 1 pound peeled and diced pumpkin
- 3/4 pound sweet potato, peeled and cubed
- 1 quart vegetable broth
- 1 1/4 cups light coconut milk
Heat the oil in a soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion and leek, and cook for a few minutes, until soft. Stir in the pumpkin, sweet potato, and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to low.
Simmer for about 15 minutes, until vegetables are tender. Mash vegetables coarsely using a potato masher. Stir in the coconut milk, season with salt and pepper, and serve.