Pumpkin Soup

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Peruvian Kitchen

By Morena Cuadra and Morena Escardó

Published 2014

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Fresh vegetable soups are easy to make and comforting during winter. One of our favorites is made with zapallo loche, a squash from the northern coast of Peru that is used in many traditional dishes. If you can’t find this ingredient, however, any type of squash will do.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
  • ½ cup red onion, chopped
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  1. Heat the olive oil or butter in a large pan over medium/high heat. Sauté the onion and garlic, stirring constantly until lightly golden.
  2. Add the squash, sweet potato, and herbs; season with salt and pepper, and stir well.
  3. Add the water or stock, put the lid on, and simmer for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Turn off the heat, remove the