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Moroccan Spiced Pumpkin and Butter Bean Soup Recipe

This delicious soup made with pumpkin and served with hot crusty bread is ideal for an autumnal lunch or dinner.

Serves 6

Image: The White Hart Fyfield


  • 1kg pumpkin, skinned and de-seeded
  • 3 shallots, peeled and chopped
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 550ml chicken stock (or vegetable stock if desired)
  • 800g tinned butterbeans, rinsed and drained
  • Bunch flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • Bunch coriander, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • 4 tbsp Greek or natural yoghurt
  • Roasted pumpkin seeds
  • Warm flat breads


  1. Chop the pumpkin flesh into 5cm cubes. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and add the pumpkin, shallot, garlic and some seasoning. Stir over a high heat for 10 minutes until the pumpkin cubes are lightly caramelised and soft. Add the spices and stir over the heat for another couple of minutes.
  2. Pour in the stock to cover the pumpkin and bring to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes, then remove from the heat and leave to cool slightly. While still hot, puree the mixture in a blender until smooth and creamy.
  3. Return the puree to the pan and bring to a simmer. Tip in the butterbeans and chopped herbs (saving some of the coriander for garnish). Place over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes until the beans are hot. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
  4. Serve the soup in warm bowls. Add a spoonful of yoghurt, the remaining chopped coriander and some roasted pumpkin seeds. Serve with warm flatbreads.

About this recipe

The White Hart Fyfield Fine Dining Pub Restaurant in Oxfordshire

This recipe is courtesy of Mark Chandler of The White Hart, in Fyfield, Oxfordshire


The White Hart
Main Road, Fyfield, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX13 5LW
01865 390 585 | https://www.whitehart-fyfield.com/

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