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Pumpkin, sage & Serrano ham soup

A tasty pumpkin, sage and Serrano ham soup just in time for Halloween. Pumpkins are not just for decoration, but they are rich in nutrients and phytochemicals, beneficial compounds found in plants that are beneficial for our overall health. Use them freely in soups, risottos, and warm salads accompanied by green vegetables, like kale, chard or savoy cabbage.

Pumpkins are rich in Vitamin A, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidants properties that makes them great for the winter months.

Pumpkin seeds on the other hand, are also rich in nutrients and in particular they are rich in zinc, a mineral that is important to support our immune system and anti-viral properties.

This soup embodies the philosophy of the blog: create seasonal, wholesome and nutrients rich recipes that also great for your tastebuds. This way you will never feel deprived or on a “diet” and healthy eating will became a natural part of your lifestyle as opposed to dieting.

Discover the joy of creating new recipes, utilizing what is in season. Discover the joy of cooking and a new mindful way to approch food and wellbeing

[lt_recipe name=”Pumpkin, sage & Serrano ham soup” servings=”2″ prep_time=”10 MIN” cook_time=”30 MIN” total_time=”40 MIN” difficulty=”Easy” summary=”A delicious and rich pumpkin soup,great for everyday and perfect for the Christmas season.” print=”yes” image=”https://thehealthygourmet.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/IMG_3261-1.jpg” ingredients=”1 slice of pumpkin;2 small brown onions;1 slice of Serrano ham;few sage leaves;1 organic vegetable stock cube (Kalo);a dash of nutmeg;Extra-virgin olive oil” ]Finely slice one onion, put in a pot with a little olive oil to sweat at low heat. ;Add the Serramo ham slice chopped up and the sage leaves to the mix and keep on seating for a couple of minutes to release the flavors. ;Take off the heat, add the pumpkin to which you had removed the skin and washed, roughly chopped up. Add some water, stock and let it simmer for 30 min. Half way through, add a dash of nutmeg. ;Blend and put back on the stove for a couple of minutes. Serve and enjoy![/lt_recipe]

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