Pumpkin Soup Gwinganna’s Asian Style Thai

Gwinganna's Asian Style Thai Pumpkin Soup
Robyn Foyster Robyn Foyster has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team


May 08, 2024

If you want to treat yourself to an Asian-style pumpkins soup, then it’s hard to improve on this recipe. It’s straight from the kitchens of Gwinganna, in the hinterland of Queensland’s Gold Coast.

Gwinganna’s Asian Style Thai Pumpkin Soup

Serves 8

500g pumpkin, chopped
1 medium sweet potato, chopped
1 large onion, diced
2.5 litres vegetable stock (see recipe below)
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 knob ginger, chopped
sea salt & pepper
pinch nutmeg
1 tbsp curry powder
½ cup (50g) each carrot, zucchini, parsnip & celery, shredded
½ cup (50g) bean sprouts
4 kaffir lime leaves
¼ bunch coriander chopped

1 Sauté pumpkin, sweet potato, onion and garlic with a little vegetable stock.
2 Add spices, rest of stock and simmer for 30-40 minutes.
3 Purée soup in a blender and check seasoning. Add the shredded vegetables just before serving and sprinkle with
chopped coriander.

To make vegetable stock 

Combine trimmings including pumpkin skins, sweetcorn cops, carrots, onions and celery (no leaves, they make the stock bitter) with 3 litres of filtered
water. Add a bayleaf or two, some peppercorns and a pinch of sea salt and boil for about 30 minutes. Strain.

The Carousel thanks Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat for this recipe


By Robyn Foyster Robyn Foyster has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team


Robyn Foyster is the owner and publisher of the lifestyle websites TheCarousel.com, GameChangers.com.au and WomenLoveTech.com. She is the only person to edit and publish Australia's three biggest flagship magazines - The Australian Women's Weekly, Woman's Day and New Idea. Robyn was Group Publisher of Bauer Media's most successful and prestigious magazines including Woman's Day, Good Health, Grazia and ran Hearst in Australia including Harper’s BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan and madison. Voted one of B&T's 30 Most Powerful Women In Media at the Women in Media Awards Robyn was a keynote speaker at Pause 2021, Cebit & J&J Women In Leadership. Robyn was also the winner of the prestigious Magazine Publisher Association’s Editor of the Year award.



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