dish
Vegetarian Pumpkin Bisque

6
Serves
112
Calories
12
Nutrients
12
Vitamins

Ingredients

1 tablespoon peanut oil
1/3 cup finely chopped onions
1/3 cup finely chopped celery
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
about 1 quart vegetable stock , or vegetable broth
2 tablespoons Toasted Pumpkin Seeds (see recipe), optional

Cooking Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Pierce the pumpkin several times and cook in the microwave on high power for 3 to 5 minutes until the shell softens. Cut the pumpkin in half, scoop out the seeds and reserve them for making the Toasted Pumpkin Seeds. Place the pumpkin halves cut-side down on a baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven until tender and easily pierced with a fork, about 40 minutes. Let cool. Reserve the juice on the baking sheet.

3. Scoop the pulp out of the pumpkin skin with a spoon and set aside.

4. Heat the peanut oil in a deep saucepan over low heat. Add the onions, celery, thyme and bay leaf. Season lightly with salt and pepper and cook for 10 minutes.

5. Add the pumpkin pulp and the stock and bring to a boil over high heat.

6. Reduce the heat and simmer until the onion and celery are completely tender, about 15 minutes.

7. After removing the bay leaf, puree the mixture in a blender, in batches, being careful not to overfill the blender.

8. Reheat the bisque. Add stock if it is too thick.

9. Serve hot, sprinkled with the Toasted Pumpkin Seeds.

Serving Size: about 1/2 cup

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 6
Calories
112
Protein
5 g
Total Carbohydrate
18 g
Dietary Fiber
2 g
Soluble Fiber
0 g
Insoluble Fiber
0 g
Sugar
12 g
Total Fat
4 g
Saturated Fat
0 g
Monounsaturated Fat
1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
1 g
Trans Fatty Acid (tfa)
0 g
Cholesterol
0 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
0 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
1 g
Percent Calories from Protein
15 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
58 %
Percent Calories from Fat
27 %
Vitamin A
3658 IU
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
0 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
0 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
1 mg
Vitamin B6
0 mg
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
Biotin
0 mcg
Vitamin C
23 mg
Vitamin D
0 IU
Folate
45 mcg
Vitamin E
4 IU
Vitamin K
0 mcg
Pantothenic Acid
1 mg
Calcium
62 mg
Iron
2 mg
Phosphorus
145 mg
Potassium
865 mg
Sodium
107 mg
Zinc
1 mg