Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hugo's Cream of Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Hugo and I are loving the warm fall weather we are having here in Delaware. Here is an easy recipe for a delicious fall soup that will surely please your crowd.

Hugo's Cream of Pumpkin Soup

Yield 5 servings

1 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 large Vidalia onion, chopped fine
1 cup skim milk
2 cups pumpkin, cooked and mashed (or use canned)
1 1/2 cups apple cider
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
½ cup nonfat yogurt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
salt and pepper to taste

1. In food processor or blender, process black beans, onion and skim milk until very smooth.
2. In a large stockpot over medium high heat, add mashed pumpkin, cider, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
3. Gradually pour black bean and milk mixture into stockpot.
4. Cook soup over low heat for 20 minutes, just until heated through. Ladle into portions and serve with dollop of nonfat yogurt. Sprinkle with fresh basil. Serve.

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