Spiced Pumpkin and Carrot Soup

This week, as I continue with my goal to try one new vegetarian recipe a week, I bring you Spiced Pumpkin and Carrot Soup! It’s quick and easy to prepare, but it’s a hearty soup for these cold winter evenings when you just can’t think of what to make for dinner. Serve with a crusty baguette and simple salad. Spice it up with a little cayenne or crushed red pepper.






Spiced Pumpkin and Carrot Soup


  • 2 Tbsp butter or oil
  • 1 medium carrot, finely chopped (or pulsed in the Baby Bullet)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped (or pulsed in the Baby Bullet)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 carton (32 ounces) vegetable broth
  • 1 can (29 ounces) pure pumpkin
  • 1 can (12 ounces) carrot juice (I juiced fresh carrots, using about 1 pound of carrots)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas), roasted and shelled


  1. In 4-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add the carrot and onion, and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until soft, stirring frequently. Add garlic, cumin, and cinnamon, and cook 1 minute, stirring.
  2. Add broth, pumpkin, and carrot juice to saucepan, stirring to combine. Cover saucepan and heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer, covered, 15 minutes to blend flavors.
  3. Stir soup just before serving. Garnish with pumpkin seeds.




About Becky Nimoy

Becky Nimoy is a Southern California native, residing in the small but lively Los Angeles port town of San Pedro, along with her high school sweetheart and husband, two baby boys (ages 2 years and 2 months), and their 3 cats. When she can manage it (having two boys is rough!), she loves to draw, bake, repaint the rooms and work in the garden. In her spare time she and the boys like to explore the many parks that San Pedro has to offer and hike on the horse trails of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. She is passionate about all things chocolate, eating organic as much as possible and using cloth diapers on her kids. She holds a B.S. in Art History from UCLA and a professional certificate in Interior Design through UCLA Extension. She freelances as an architectural draftsman and stationery designer.

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