Mung bean and chickpeas sprouts with pumpkin soup


Classic delicious pumpkin soup with home grown sprouts. The extra ginger and turmeric will keep you warmed you up!


homegrown sprouts pumpkin soup

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1/4 (about 1kg) Japanese pumpkin (or butternut pumpkin),peeled and diced
  • 1 brown onion, sliced
  • 1/2 C homegrown chickpea
  • 1/2 C homegrown mung bean
  • 4cm fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp oregano (can substitute with dried oregano)
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 500ml water or vegetable stock
  • Some salad seeds
  • Sour cream for topping (optional)


  1. Place olive oil in a large saucepan over medium–low heat. Cook the onion until soft and brown.
  2. Add oregano, bay leaves, fresh ginger and turmeric. Cook for 1 min until aromatic.
  3. Place water in a large saucepan and add the chopped pumpkin, homegrown chickpeas and mung beans. Bring to boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium–low. Cover and simmer for 20mins or until the pumpkin is soft.
  5. Remove and discard bay leaves.
  6. Blend the mixture with a stick blender until smooth. Top with sour cream and olive oil.
  7. Sprinkle salad seeds to give a little crunchiness.

homegrown sprouts pumpkin soup

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