Roasted Thai Pumpkin Soup

Butternut squash soup with a dollop of greek yogurt on top and a plain poppadom

Roasted Thai Pumpkin Soup

This isn't your average pumpkin soup - the Thai ingredients and roasted butternut squash add excellent flavor notes. This soup is super healthy, but also creamy, thanks to the pumpkin, coconut milk and Pounamu Protein.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
Servings: 4


  • 1 butternut squash 
  • 1 red onion
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 3 Tablespoons lemongrass, finely chopped
  • 5 kaffir lime leave, stems removed, finely chopped
  • 2 inches of galangal or ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 or more birds eye chilis, if you like it hot! 
  • 6 cups, chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • ¼ cup Pounamu Protein Natural Whey Isolate mixed with 1/2 cup cold water
  • salt & pepper to taste 
  • lime or lemon juice
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 
  2. Peel the butternut squash and chop in half lengthwise. Scoop seeds out and discard. (Remember to compost vegetable waste)
  3. Chop the butternut squash into large pieces; size around 1.5-2 inches cubed.
  4. Chop onion into large pieces. 
  5. Place butternut squash, chopped onion and garlic cloves in a roasting dish with 1 cup of water, and liberally season with salt and pepper.
  6. Roast for 20-30 minutes or until squash is soft.
  7. Peel cooked garlic. 
  8. In a large pot, add roasted vegetables, lemongrass, Kaffir lime leaves, galangal birds eye chili and stock. 
  9. Simmer for 30 minutes. 
  10. Mix Pounamu Protein natural whey protein or isolate with 1/2 cup water until it has been incorporated. 
  11. Whisk in coconut milk and Pounamu Protein mixture, and simmer for an additional 10 minutes. 
  12. Transfer the soup to a blender (or use an immersion blender in the pot) and puree until smooth.
  13. Taste and add any additional salt and or pepper that is needed. 
  14. Serve with a dollop of greek yogurt and a squeeze of lime or lemon juice. 

  • We love to eat this soup with poppadoms or a crusty baguette.
  • If you like spicy soup, add extra chilis or sprinkle chili flakes on top.