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Curried Pumpkin and Kale Soup

Looking for a sweetly spiced, deliciously warming and nourishing soup? You've found it! Made with herbs, spices, ginger and colourful vegetables, this hearty bowl is packed full of vitamins and minerals to give your immune system an extra boost.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Yield: Serves 3-4


Whenever pumpkin is in season, we use it in just about everything! And while we do love a good conventional pumpkin soup, we wanted something with a bit of extra kick.

This soup is spiced with ginger, flavoured with aromatic spices, and is packed full of vitamins and minerals from the pumpkin and kale. If there are extra vegetables in your house that need to be used, you can dice them up and throw them in there too! Potato, zucchini, green beans and eggplant would all make great additions.

You can use any variety of pumpkin for this soup, including butternut, kent or kabocha. Be sure to remove the skin and seeds before cutting into cubes.


  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 tbsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 2 medium red bell peppers, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 1.5 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander seed
  • 2 tsp. madras curry powder
  • 5 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 5 cups cubed pumpkin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 150g kale, shredded
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh coriander (cilantro)


  1. Combine water, ginger, bell peppers and carrots in a large pot over a high heat. Sauté for 3-4 minutes until softened. Add the cumin, coriander seed and curry powders, and cook while stirring, for an additional 3 minutes.
  2. Add vegetable broth, pumpkin, bay leaf and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10-12 minutes until pumpkin is just tender.
  3. Add the kale and cook for a further 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir through the fresh coriander, and serve immediately.

Prepared soup will keep, refrigerated, for 4-5 days. It can also be frozen in sealed containers for up to 1 month.