Nutritious pumpkin soup with chestnuts (GF)

Ingredients:

  • 500 g. pumpkin, peeled and cubed
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 260 g. chestnuts cooked, peeled and chopped (2 and 1/2 cups)
  • 1 liter chicken broth
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon
  • 250 g. milk cream
  • 120 g. gluten free breadsticks LIVE LONG LIVE GREEK with cheese…

Preparation:

  1. Heat the oven at 200 ° C in air.
  2. Put pumpkin and onion in a pan large enough to fit them comfortably in one layer.
  3. Drizzle the vegetables with the olive oil and mix gently. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Bake until the vegetables are completely tender, stirring with a spatula every 15 minutes. It will take about 45 minutes to 1 hour. It is good to have them covered with some aluminum foil to avoid browning.
  4. When the vegetables are ready, transfer them, along with any liquid left into a pot. Pour chestnuts and 3 cups of chicken broth.
  5. Bring the soup to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and pour in the cinnamon, salt and pepper. Simmer and stir frequently for 20-30 minutes, until the chestnuts are tender.
  6. Remove the soup from the heat and let it cool for 10 minutes. Triturate the soup in a blender or a vegetable mill.

Serving suggestion:
We recommend you to accompany your nutritional soup with our delicious gluten free breadsticks LIVE LONG LIVE GREEK with cheese. Their full taste will complete this wintery mix of flavors.
Your veloute soup is ready!!! Bon Appétit!!!

Did you know that:

  • Pumpkin is rich in beta-carotene, which is a precursor of vitamin A. Vitamin A makes the skin more vibrant and resilient, while stimulating the immune system.
  • The high content of vitamin B3 “relieves” the dry skin. This vitamin produces two fatty acids and tiles, a particular lipid class. These two key ingredients act as a protective barrier of the skin and regulate moisture and hydration levels.
  • Pumpkin finally contains omega-3 fatty acids, healthy fats that have been shown to make the skin smoother and give a shiny and silky look to your hair.
  • Speaking a little more about chestnuts, following SWEET FRIDAY, chestnuts are nuts, although the nutrient composition resembles more to a starchy food, and they have a significantly lower fatty acid content. Chestnuts are an excellent source of carbohydrates, thus providing the necessary energy to our body.
  • They are also an excellent source of iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc. So they help to fight hypertension, prevent anemia and contribute to the maintenance of a healthy skeleton.
  • Finally, chestnuts, raw or roasted, are a complete food, ideal for growing children, for those recovering from various diseases, and for athletes.

 

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