Walnut Pumpkin Soup

Updated on January 29, 2020
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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 | Source

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 | Source

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.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 10 min
Yields: 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.
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Walnuts Soaking Toss Mixture in BlenderAfter Blending the Nut Milk Should Look Like This
Walnuts Soaking
Walnuts Soaking | Source
Toss Mixture in Blender
Toss Mixture in Blender | Source
After Blending the Nut Milk Should Look Like This
After Blending the Nut Milk Should Look Like This | Source

Cook Time for Walnut Pumpkin Soup

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: 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.

Ounce to Gram Conversion

1 cup = 8 ounces

© 2012 Ellen Gregory

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    • goldenrulecomics profile image

      goldenrulecomics 

      7 years ago from New Jersey

      Wow that looks good!

    • stevel58 profile image

      stevel58 

      7 years ago

      Can't comment on the Walnut Pumpkin Soup

      It looks great but without a sample who knows.

      Please send sample ASAP

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      CruiseReady 

      7 years ago from East Central Florida

      Oh, man ... this walnut pumpkin soup sounds SO good!

    • AllThingsPotter profile image

      AllThingsPotter 

      7 years ago

      This sounds sooooo good!

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      Nancy Johnson 

      7 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      I agree with everyone else, this looks absolutely delicious. 3 of my favorites all together: pumpkin and walnuts and soup! I can't wait to try it.

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      sojourner-1 

      7 years ago

      This looks very good-putting it on my to try list.

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      Rosaquid 

      7 years ago

      This looks delicious!

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      MintySea 

      7 years ago

      That looks very good

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      Indigo Janson 

      7 years ago from UK

      I would LOVE a big bowl of this right now. Autumn has arrived and I'm cold, and this would warm me up a treat. Unfortunately we don't get tinned pumpkin here but I'll be seeing them ready to buy in stores soon.

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      Kathryn Grace 

      7 years ago from San Francisco

      Oh my, this looks like a terrific pumpkin soup. Thank you so much for showing how to make walnut milk. That will be a much healthier soup than mine, which I make with cream! Definitely going to try this as soon as the sugar pie pumpkins come in.

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      jolou 

      7 years ago

      Oh I bet this is really good!

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      Elsie Hagley 

      7 years ago from New Zealand

      Must try this pumpkin soup, I enjoy a nice soup. Thanks for sharing.

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      laughingapple 

      7 years ago

      Sounds good. I like pumpkin pie and bread and cookies but never made a sweet pumpkin soup. Will definitely. Try this.

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      gatornic15 

      7 years ago

      I have never had pumpkin soup of any kind. Sounds interesting...just might have to try it.

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