Winter warmer – enjoy Pumpkin soup on your patio

What could be more inviting than sitting around a long table with friends and family under your Cedar lined patio with with fresh crusty bread and a big bowel of winter warmer pumpkin soup?

Well, Castlegate Home Improvements can build the patio and deck for you and we will even share our winter warmer Vegetarian Pumpkin Soup with you.
Great for the whole family to enjoy on a winter’s afternoon under your patio



1 x large butternut pumpkin

1 x large sweet potato

1 & 1/2 cups of green split peas (soaked for about 1 hour)

1 x large brown onion

1/2 a zucchini

4-6 garlic cloves

1/4 cup salt reduced soy sauce

3 litres of filtered water

1-2 tablespoons of unrefined coconut oil


  1. Add the water to a large pot and bring to the boil on the stovetop
  2. Peel and dice the pumpkin and sweet potato and add to the water
  3. Add the soaked green split peas to the pot
  4. Cover, allowing to soften
  5. Peel the garlic and onion and dice
  6. Dice the zucchini
  7. While the ingredients are in the pot boiling, melt the coconut oil in a saucepan
  8. Add the onion to the saucepan and allow to brown
  9. Add the garlic and stir in with the onion
  10. Add the zucchini and stir with the garlic and onion, allow to brown slightly
  11. Return to the pot and add the soy sauce, stiring in
  12. When the pumpkin, sweet potato and green split peas are soft, turn off the heat
  13. Add the onion and garlic mix to the soup pot and stir in
  14. Using a hand blender, blend the mix together, adding salt and pepper to taste
  15. Sprinkle chopped parsley on top

Enjoy  your winter warmer pumpkin soup with a thick piece of rustic bread or for those who avoid bread, Emma in our office likes to dip gluten free crackers into her soup.