I deeply appreciate how much Trader Joe’s embraces pumpkin. They sneak it into everything. A long time favorite of mine is the pumpkin soup.
There are endless possibilities for this pumpkin soup: stir into oatmeal, mix into pasta or quinoa, eat by itself with chunks of blue cheese on top. My most recent combination made for a fall-tastic lunch. Stir in a pinch of nutmeg, cayenne and curry powder, add chopped apple, balsamic and Parmesan then microwave for 2-3 minutes. Serve with some chopped veggies and pumpkin and cranberry pita chips (another TJ specialty).
A big bowl of this pumpkin soup goes really well with a college football game, a cozy sweater, a steaming cup of apple cider – or any of your favorite fall activities.
Pumpkin Soup with Apple, Balsamic & Parmesan
1 cup TJ’s pumpkin soup
pinch cayenne, nutmeg, curry powder, tumeric
1/2 Honey Crisp apple, diced
1 tablespoon Parmesan, shaved
drizzle balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper
Pour soup into a shallow bowl and microwave for 2 minutes. Stir in spices and top with remaining ingredients. Microwave 1 more minute, until hot.