1 December 2015

pumpkin and basil soup (Sopa de zapallo con albahaca)

I love soups every time. I dont know why but I love all them (Made in home soups)
And is curious because the twins love them too :)
Always I ask : Who want a little soup that I made??
Usually they want:)
If you dont have fresh basil you can use dry basil,  just delicious!!

Source:  Good houskeeping


1/4 cup vegetal oil or olive
3 sweet onions sliced
1 tablespoon chopped basil or dry basil
3 cloves garlic chopped
2 teaspoon grated ginger
3 or 4 cups vegetable broth
2 cups fresh  cooked pumpkin (mashed)
or 2 cans pure pumpkin

In a medium or large saucepot
heat oil  and add onions and 1/4 tsp salt.
Cook until are brown stirring occasionally.
Add garlic,basil, and ginger.
Cook 5 minutes or until garlic is golden, 
stirring occasionally. Add vegetable broth and pumpkin.
Heat to simmering  on high , scrapingup browned bits from bottom of pot.
Reduce heat to mantain simmer, cook 20 minutes stirring occasionally.
With inmersion blender or batches in blender, puree soup until smooth. Season with salt and black pepper.
If soup is too thick add water or broth to desired consistency.

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En español

Zopa de zapallo y albahaca

Me encantan las sopas.
En esta época no publico muchas porque aca en Chile estamos en verano. Pero hago sopa todo el año.
Ademas lo más bien que en verano comemos porotos granados o pastel de choclo.
Esta sopa cremosa de zapallo es deliciosa y va con albahaca.


1/4 taza aceite vegetal u oliva
3 cebollas cortadas pluma
1 cucharada de albahaca fresca o seca
3 dientes de ajo picados
2 cucharaditas de jengibre rallado fresco
o 1 jengibre seco
3 o 4 tazas de caldo de vegetales preparado
2 tazas de zapallo cortado en cuadritos y cocido


En una olla grande o mediana colocar el aceite y agregar la cebolla pluma a fuego medio más 1/4 cucharadita de sal,freir hasta que esten doradas.
Entonces agregar el ajo,la albahaca y el jengibre.
Cocinar unos 5 minutos revolviendo ocasionalmente.


  1. Gloria: This looks like the perfect soup for a cold day--and, we are having cold days here!!


  2. Ciao Gloria :) deve essere deliziosa e poi io amo la zuppa! E' una vera coccola ^_^ Un abbraccio grande, bravissima :**

  3. Adoro questa zuppa, un perfetto confort food... brava Gloria!!!!

  4. I love soup and particularly with pumpink and ginger !

  5. I am too a soup person. Your pumpkin soup look very creamy and tasty, Gloria.

  6. Beautiful combo and photos Gloria, regards from Bosnia!

  7. Some leaves for me, floating in a pumpkin soup sea.

  8. I want some too Gloria! It looks absolutely delicious! Hugs, Mary

  9. Great soup for cold days, the color is great!

  10. una zuppa deliziosa, grazie Gloria, un abbraccio !

  11. Qué rica sopa amiga. Pensar que antes la albahaca era sólo para las humitas o los granados, cuando queda tan bien en cualquier preparación. Besos

    1. Cierto Pamela ! La albahaca es buena en muchas preparaciones!!
      Besos y que te mejores!!

  12. Hi Gloria, I love soups too, this looks delicious!

  13. Gloria, I love eating soup too. This one sounds yummy! I made my first squash soup this fall and was surprised how good it was. I would love to try this pumpkin one.

  14. I love pumpkin soup ~ Just perfect for winter Gloria ~

  15. Gloria, I don't know if I've just been left out or what, but I've never had pumpkin soup! Looks and sounds great... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

    1. You have to try this pumpkin soup David :)
      Im sure you would love !

  16. Doesn't that look good! I just had chicken rice soup... so nice when it's chilly outside.

  17. Mi piace tanto!
    Ti abbraccio

  18. Adoro le crema e questa ha un fantastico aspetto!

  19. Como a ti, também a mim me encantam as sopas no Inverno! Este creme mais espesso tem um ar super reconfortante sem duvida!

  20. Thanks dear. Yes I can eat soups in every season :)

  21. Anch'io amo le zuppe e in questi giorni, che fa abbastanza freddo, le trovo molto confortevoli :)
    Un bacio

  22. Que buena tu sopa Gloria.
    Un saludito

  23. A comforting and yummy soup for the season....... :)

  24. Dear Gloria, I was just thinking today that I should be making another pumpkin soup again while pumpkins are still readily available - yours looks wonderful and warming and like true comfort food!

  25. Hi Gloria, Love your delicious soup & very seasonal too . Have a nice day ;)

  26. Germana
    Adoro questa zuppa e la sua deliziosa cremosità... Grazie Gloria Un grande abbraccio! :)

  27. I love this soup! Smack SILVIA

  28. Que rica Gloria!! esta se la voy a hacer a mi madre que le encanta la sopa de calabaza...con jengibre y albahaca deliciosa!! Besos

  29. Mi piace molto la zuppa di zucca, ma non l'ho mai provata col basilico!!! Complimenti e buona giornata

  30. I love soups like this too, Gloria! Beautiful to look at and delicious!

  31. I've never thought of adding basil to a savory pumpkin recipe, but it sounds lovely!!! What a beautiful soup, Gloria!

    1. Thanks Lizzy !!
      Basil go soo good with this pumpkin soup :)

  32. This is just the soup we need on a cool wintery day. That combo is delish Gloria.

  33. Hi Gloria,
    I love soups too ... clear or creamy types I will not reject. Your bowl of pumpkin & basil must br yummy-licious!

  34. une soupe appétissante j'aime beaucoup
    bonne soirée

  35. I am a little behind in catching up with my friends! What a delicious soup, Gloria. The ginger and basil sound wonderful in this creamy pumpkin soup.

  36. Yum. I eat soup each day. Makes for a great breakfast, too.

  37. I have never made pumpkin soup, but I do love eating it. This sounds so good and I love the pictures. :)

  38. Pumpkin soup is the best thing ever! :D I just had again today - for lunch and dinner :D Adding basil to it is a great idea, I need to try that the next time.
    Gloria, you are the sweetest person ever! I love you, too! Your kind words on my post made me so so happy. You're such a wonderful soul and I'm so blessed I met you here in blogland! You are right, I'm a lucky girl with Keith by my side :)
    Have a wonderful and very Merry Christmas, dear Gloria.
    Sending lots of hugs and love to you,


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