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Walnut Pumpkin Soup

I love to cook and try new foods and recipes. I try to do my best to incorporate healthy foods, but sometimes I need a little comfort food.

Pumpkin Walnut Soup

Pumpkin Walnut Soup

Walnut Pumpkin Soup Is a Quick, Easy Twist on Pumpkin Soup

This is a little bit of a different recipe for pumpkin soup. The recipe starts by making walnut milk and using that as the base. It's loaded with flavor and richness and is elegant enough for a fancy dinner, yet it's quick and easy to make.

The walnut milk adds both creaminess and texture and, of course, a nutty flavor. This can be either a vegetarian or vegan dish depending on how you top it off. I topped mine off with a dollop of whipped cream, hence vegetarian. You could omit the topping or used a whipped-cream substitute to keep it vegan and lactose-free.

This decadent-tasting recipe is really super healthy and super nutritious. The walnuts are a great source of Omega-3, and the pumpkin is loaded with vitamin A. It's also a gluten-free recipe.

I love to make this in autumn. The ingredients are readily available and easy to keep on hand. You will wonder how something so good tasting can be so good for you.

Walnut Milk

Walnut Milk

Homemade Walnut Milk Recipe

Let's first make the walnut milk which we will use as the base. Walnut milk is very versatile and may be used in so many other recipes, for example, smoothies.

It's creamy in texture and lactose-free. It is a little grainy as compared to regular milk or purchased almond, soy, or cashew milk.

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Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

1 hour

1 hour 10 min

4-6 oz servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of shelled walnuts
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 teaspoons maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and let sit for an hour to soften the walnuts.
  2. After an hour of soaking, put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until it has a creamy looking appearance. It will not be completely smooth.
  3. I like to blend it until i see the brown hulls almost completely gone. The result will be a super creamy liquid with great flavor and a little texture.

Cook Time for Walnut Pumpkin Soup

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

30 min

15 min

45 min

6

  • 3 cups walnut milk
  • 15 oz can pumpkin
  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin seasoning
  • 4 teaspoons maple syrup
  • Whipped cream or whipped topping (optional)
  • Nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place the walnut milk in a saucepan and gradually stir in the pumpkin. Keep stirring to break up any chunks. Bring to a boil. Lower heat, add maple syrup and seasoning. Simmer for 4 minutes, stirring pretty often.
  2. Serve in individual bowls. Garnish with whipped cream, sprinkle with walnuts and nutmeg. For the vegan version omit the whipped cream or use a whipped topping.

© 2012 Ellen Gregory

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