Thursday, November 20, 2008

WW Core Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Serves 4

1 small onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 can (29 ounces) pumpkin (puree, NOT pie filling)
2 cups canned low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth (or homemade)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
1 1/2 cups 1% milk (or use plain soy milk)

In a medium saucepan over a medium high heat, saute onion in olive
oil till translucent--about 3 minutes. Turn down the heat to medium
and add spices and stir for another minute. Add pumpkin puree
(remember--don't use pumpkin pie filling!) and broth. Simmer for 5
minutes. Now add milk and heat for another 5 minutes (don't let it
boil again or it will separate).

Serve with some cornbread and a big green salad.

Per serving: 120 Calories (kcal); 4g Total Fat; (21% calories from
fat); 12g Protein; 19g Carbohydrate, 4g Dietary Fiber; 1mg
Cholesterol; 210mg Sodium
Food Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0
Fruit; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates

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