June’s pinterest challenge was slightly marred by my pinterest fail in May (that took me 6 weeks to recover from). The pinterest “Gods” set down the task of an heirloom tomato soup as my June challenge. Given that my youngest daughter has a sensitivity to excessive amounts of tomato, I would steer clear of a tomato soup. However, I liked the colour and the sound of it and used that as a base for this soup – a pumpkin, tomato and basil delight.

For more soup ideas check out my soup round up from March Here and also my post about how to encourage your toddler to Self-feed soup. Scared of making a mess? Here’s more about how you can Embrace Mess  and why it’s important to let kids get messy.

Pumpkin tomato and basil soup by Play with Food

Pumpkin, Tomato and Basil Soup
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Tasty and quick soup for the family. It is dairy free, gluten free and low FODMAP.
Serves: 4
  • ¼ Kent pumpkin, peeled and diced
  • 4 vine ripened tomatoes
  • 5-6 large, fresh basil leaves
  • 4 tsp garlic infused olive oil
  • 2 tbsp rice bran oil
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning to taste
  • Optional: croutons -
  1. Heat a pan and add oils
  2. Fry the pumpkin in the oil to get some nice caramelised brown edges
  3. Add the tomato and 2 cups of water
  4. Add the basil and seasoning
  5. Simmer for 20 minutes
  6. Mash or puree the soup to your desired consistency
  7. Optional: top with Orgran croutons with sea salt (made with quinoa)

What is your favourite topping for soups? What colour soup appeals most to your kids?






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