Creamy Pumpkin Soup

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Caribbean Vegan: Plant-Based, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Authentic Island Cuisine for Every Occasion

By Taymer Mason

Published 2021

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In the West Indies, pumpkin soup is usually of a spicy nature, but some restaurants offer a milder soup like this one. Calabaza squash is another name for West Indian pumpkin, but you can use kabocha squash if you can’t find calabaza.


  • 1 tablespoon vegan margarine or olive oil
  • 12 ounces (340 g)


  1. Heat the margarine in a soup pot over medium heat. Add the squash, sweet potato, onion, and half of the garlic and sauté for 5 minutes. Stir in the water, rosemary, salt, pepper, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon. Cover and cook for 25 to 30 minutes, until the vegetables are tender. Let the soup cool slightly.
  2. Stir in the remaining garlic, the thyme,