WildSnow Weekend — Groovin’ Pumpkin Soup

Post by WildSnow.com blogger | October 25, 2015      
Pumpkin soup at the WildSnow tiny house.

Pumpkin soup at the WildSnow tiny house.

We love just about everything about Marble, Colorado. The mountains are majestic, the history is rich and nestled in the heart of the little mining town is one of our favorite places to eat, Slow Groovin BBQ. In addition to their regular plates of scrumptious Q, Slow Groovin hosts special events where they go off menu and let their culinary talents fly. We’ve enjoyed evenings of whole roasted hog and craft beer pairings. One night this fall they served the best pumpkin soup I’ve ever tasted. They generously shared their secret:

GF DF Pumpkin Soup

  • 2 small pumpkins, baked and pureed to make about 2 1/2 cups
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 small onion, minced, about 3 Tbsp
  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar, can add more if you like a sweeter soup
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp Chinese 5 spice
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Olive oil
  • Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil (about 3 tsp) until translucent. Add remaining ingredients and bring to simmer. Let cool. Puree soup in blender. Pour soup back into pot and reheat on low to medium setting, stirring constantly to prevent burning. Ladle soup into individual bowls. Top with sautéed kale if desired. Guaranteed to warm every tummy.

    Slow Groovin will close for the winter. Their last day this season is October 31st, and they’ll go out with a bang. Dress up as your favorite super skier and join them for their closing party on Halloween.

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    3 Responses to “WildSnow Weekend — Groovin’ Pumpkin Soup”

    1. Hacksaw October 25th, 2015 12:12 pm

      I had a teacher in middle school who was a POW in Germany during the war. He once told us he’d rather die then eat pumpkin anything again…. :wink

    2. Lisa Dawson October 25th, 2015 3:00 pm

      Hacksaw, nice to hear from you. You might be able to change his mind with this soup. It’s that good!

    3. Lisa Dawson October 25th, 2015 3:03 pm

      Although I have to admit, everything tastes better to me in the mountains.

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