Peel and chop the pumpkin into 2 centimetre chunks. Rinse well with cold water
Place the pumpkin and water into a medium sized pot and put on a medium heat
Peel the onion, garlic and ginger. Cut the peeled onion in half and the ginger into small chunks
Add the onion, ginger, garlic and scotch bonnet pepper to the pumpkin and boil uncovered for 10 minutes
Lower the heat and allow the soup to simmer for another 15 minutes
The pumpkin will be cooked if a fork or knife is able to pierce with no force
If you are satisfied that the pumpkin is cooked, take the soup off the heat. At this point you can cover the soup to finish off later when you are ready to serve it. If you want to enjoy it straight away, use a handheld blender, food processor or a blender to smooth the soup. Please be mindful of the hot liquid when blending your soup.
Remember to remove the scotch bonnet, alternatively you could use half or the whole pepper if you want it hot
Once your soup is blended add the can of coconut milk and salt to your taste. Simmer for 5 minutes on the lowest heat.
If the soup is too thick, add more water to get the desired consistency and if too runny leave it to simmer for longer checking and stirring regularly
Enjoy your soup on its own, with toasted pumpkin seeds and or a slice of bread
Serving Size 5
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.