I found pumpkin (or it's cousin - dala'at) on the sug bet rack in surprisingly good shape, so today I made Pumpkin soup. Some of it went to a friend, and we'll have the rest with our supper tonight.
It's so simple to make a yummy pumpkin soup! And the best part is that most of the ingredients for this soup were bought for 1-2 shekels/kg (even the garlic, which I found on the sug bet rack as well)! I used my smaller soup pot this time, so it's not a huge soup, but you can easily double this and make a large pot.
1 onion, chopped
2-4 cloves garlic, diced
1 granny smith apple, chopped (core removed, but I did not bother to peel it)
2 large chunks of dala'at (pumpkin like squash), peeled and cut into chunks
salt, pepper, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, to taste
Heat the oil (about 1 tablespoon is good) in soup pot, and add onion, garlic, and apple. Stir frequently while cooking them till soft. Add the pumpkin chunks and continue to cook, stirring frequently. I added in cinnamon at this point. Once soft, Add water and bring to a rolling boil. Lower flame and simmer for about 20 minutes. Remove from flame, puree (with an immersion blender is easiest), and season to taste.
(I'm serving this with grilled cheese for the kids, rice and roasted veggies for the adults, I think)
BONUS: This recipe is kosher for Pesach (Passover) as well!