Superfood Fall Pumpkin Soup with Toasted Black Sesame & Cumin Seeds

Dec 12th, 2018
|||

Pumpkins are the most nutritious fall fruits. Pumpkins are defined are fruits and not vegetables, because they contain seeds. They are packed with health benefits that make them superfruits.

• Rich in antioxidants, fibers, potassium and vitamin C
• High in beta-carotene, essential for eyes health and immune-boosting powers
• Excellent for the heart
• Helps regulate blood pressure

Black sesame seeds not only help protect the heart health and boost the absorption of nutrients, but also are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals (Iron, Fiber and Magnesium).

Beside its great taste and many other heath benefits, Cumin seeds promote digestion.

Ingredients

1 large bowl of diced pumpkin or a small pumpkin, 1 diced white onion, 1 tbsp olive oil, coarse salt, 1 cinnamon stick, 1 tbsp black sesame seeds, and 1 tbsp cumin seeds.

Directions

1. In a pot over medium to low heat, put olive oil, diced onion and roast the onion until golden
2. Add diced pumpkin, salt and cinnamon stick. Stir for couple of minutes and add water to cover the pumpkin, let it boil for 5’ then cover and cook in very low heat until tender, for about 20’.
3. Place the soup in a blender, remove the cinnamon stick and mix with the liquid until desired texture.
4. In a pan over medium heat, toast the black sesame and cumin seeds.
5. In a serving bowl, place the soup and sprinkle with the toasted seeds.

Enjoy!

Mouna

Bio

Mouna is a 200-hours Yoga Alliance registered teacher who also completed 200-hours Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with Master Yogananth. Mouna is an active member of Andiappan Yoga Community, teaching yoga to domestic helpers. Native of Morocco, Mouna has been immerged from a very young age in her rich traditional cuisine influenced by Berber, Moorish and Arab neighbors. Her mother, a fine cook continues the family traditions of distilling orange blossom, making olive oil, and preserved lemons. Mouna is passionate about simple, healthy and fusion homemade food recipes.

Leave a Reply

Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!