Just in time for Halloween, here is a delicious pumpkin soup recipe by Denisse... riquisimo!

Ingredients

1 tablespoon canola oil
1 medium size Spanish onion, chopped
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
1 teaspoon shredded ginger
4 cups chicken broth
2 lbs fresh pumpkin or 2 cans (15 oz) pumpkin purée
Salt and pepper (to taste)
Toasted pumpkin seeds (for garnish)

Directions

Pour oil in a medium sized pot over medium-low heat and then add the onion. 

Cook gently, without browning, 3 to 4 minutes. 

Add garlic, carrot, ginger and pumpkin and cook another 2 to 3 minutes. 

Pour the chicken broth and season with salt and pepper. 

Cook covered with lid over medium heat for 30 minutes.

Remove from heat and bring to room temperature. 

Pour  in blender (in badges) and mix until creamy. Adjust taste.  

Pour into bowl and garnish with toasted seeds

Denisse Oller is a journalist, chef and community leader and a household name for million of Latinos in the U.S. Currently, Denisse is a Food and Nutrition Expert for AARP’s on-line Spanish language food channel, she is working on her first cookbook, and teaches recreational classes at The Institute of Culinary Education in New York. Over the past 20 years, Denisse Oller received widespread recognition as a news anchor/reporter  at Telemundo and Univision. Outside of the kitchen, Denisse Oller is the Executive Director for The Joseph A. Unanue Institute for Latin Studies at Seton Hall University.

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