Gluten-free croutons with pumpkin soup

Posted by Leggero

For the soup:
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 small onion
1 kg pumpkin
700ml vegetable or chicken stock
150ml double cream
For the croutons:
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 slices of gluten-free bread with crusts removed
30grams pumpkin seeds
  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan and gently cook the chopped onions for 5 mins or until soft.

  • Add pumpkin, cut into chunks, and cook for a further eight to ten minutes stirring occasionally until pumpkin turns golden.

  • Pour stock into the pan and season with salt and pepper. 
  • Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 mins until the squash is very soft.

  • Pour double cream into the pan, bring back to the boil, then purée with a hand blender.

To make the croutons:
  • Cut gluten-free break into small squares.
  • Heat olive oil in a pan and fry the bread until it becomes crisp.

  • Add pumpkin seeds to the pan and cook for a few minutes longer until they are toasted.