Thai Pumpkin Soup

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This Thai Pumpkin Soup gives you a gourmet Thai experience without any of the extra work. It’s creamy, easy to make, and layered with winter squash, warm and spicy aromatics, and bold spices and herbs. Quite possibly the most flavorful soup you’ll ever try!
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 50 minutes
Total 1 hour 10 minutes
5 from 70 votes

Cold weather calls for the best comfort food, like warm soups and spicy curries, and this Thai Pumpkin Soup features everything you love about cozy comfort food in one bowl!

Bursting with proper Thai flavors, this gourmet pumpkin soup is surprisingly easy. It’s made with roasted winter squash, a bundle of aromatics, spices, and coconut milk. Blend them all together and you have a rich and indulgent soup with gourmet Thai flavor.

The best part is it only gets better with time. Let the soup chill in the fridge overnight, then dig into the best leftovers you’ll ever have the next day.

If you love Thai food and soup season, this recipe is a match made in heaven.

Table of Contents
1. Why this recipe works
2. Ingredient notes
3. Step-by-step instructions
4. Tips for making this recipe
5. Frequently Asked Questions
6. Recipe card with notes

backlit angle of a bowl of thai pumpkin soup with a piece of toasted bread dunking in to show its creamy texture.

Why this recipe works

As close to authentic Thai flavors as it gets.

You can find “Thai pumpkin soups” made with pumpkin puree and curry paste, and that’s all fine and dandy if you want a 10-minute recipe. But c’mon – that’s not really a Thai soup. 

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The authentic Thai flavors in this soup come from a careful blend of aromatics, spices, curry paste, soy sauce, and classic Thai ingredients like lemongrass, lime leaves, and Thai basil. They work together to create a deeply layered soup that will blow your mind. 

A streamlined process with gourmet results.

Usually, peeling and dicing winter squash takes a fair amount of time and puts unnecessary stress on our wrists (which, let’s face it, makes cooking much less fun). 

To avoid that, here, the pumpkin is simply sliced in half, rubbed with oil and spices, then roasted as-is. While you wait, prep and sauté the aromatics and spices. That’s it!

This streamlined process makes it easy to scoop the tender flesh out of the peel and blend it in a blender. No peeling or dicing involved!

Plus, with all the other flavors involved, the soup needs just 10 minutes to simmer! 

Creamy yet indulgent.

My magical and fan favorite Thai Butternut Squash Curry with Chickpeas is a creamy and indulgent masterpiece, and this Thai soup is no different.

Coconut milk and pureed roasted pumpkin become a luscious sauce when blended together, tasting like super cozy fall comfort food rolled in one aromatic Thai package. And just because it feels indulgent and rich, it doesn’t mean it’s lacking in nutrients. 

The aromatics, chiles, and spices are rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Pumpkins are also rich in antioxidants and beta-carotene, which our bodies turn into vitamin A. This helps protect your eyes, immune system, and can lower your risk of certain cancers.

Fun fact: Both white pepper and black pepper contain piperine, which activates the compound curcumin (it’s what gives turmeric its yellow color and anti-inflammatory properties). This makes it up to 2,000%(!) times easier for your body to absorb!

PS: If you have my cookbook, The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook, the Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup and Lemongrass-Ginger Kabocha Squash Soup feature similar Thai-inspired flavors you will love!

three bowls of thai pumpkin soup garnished with chili peppers on a brown table.

Ingredient notes

ingredients for a thai pumpkin soup laid out on a wooden cutting board and labeled.

Pumpkin or winter squash. You could totally make this with a roasted sugar pumpkin to maintain its classic pumpkin soup appeal, but we found that the best flavor came from roasted kabocha squash. It’s velvety smooth when blended and has a delightfully nutty flavor. 

If you stock up on extra kabocha squash, make my Thai Kabocha Squash Curry the following week.

Substitute: We haven’t tried other pumpkin varieties but think they’d work nicely, including red kuri squash or Thai pumpkins. Roasted butternut squash works well, too!

Red curry paste. For a ton of Thai flavor in one convenient package. Maesri red curry paste is our favorite brand because it’s vegan-friendly and packs in the heat.

Aromatics. Ginger, garlic, and shallots are all commonly used in Thai cooking. Here, they’re sauteed in coconut oil to give the soup a punchy and savory baseline of flavor.

Spices. You need cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and white pepper. Cumin and coriander may sound surprising, but they’re commonly used in many Thai curries. Here, cumin adds warmth while the coriander enhances the citrusy flavors.

Substitute: I love using white pepper for its unique sharp yet bright flavor, but if you don’t have it, use freshly cracked black pepper instead.

Thai aromatics of garlic, lemongrass, ginger, spices, and lime leaves on a wooden cutting board and labeled.

The Thai trio: lemongrass, lime leaves, and Thai basil. 

These bring the quintessential flavors that make Thai curries so irresistible and take this from good pumpkin soup to great pumpkin soup.

So, if you have a local Southeast Asian or East Asian grocery store, seek these ingredients out! 

Lemongrass is refreshing with notes of ginger, mint, and lemon; fresh lime leaves are so unique and intoxicatingly bright; and Thai basil adds slightly spicy notes of anise when used as a garnish at the end.

Skip to the FAQ section for where to buy these ingredients. 

Substitutes: Lemongrass: you can try lemongrass powder (we love this one from Burlap and Barrel). DO NOT use lemongrass essential oil (it’s not edible!). Fresh lime leaves: order dried lime leaves online, which work well; there is no other real substitute, but you can stir in some lime zest and lime juice to taste after blending the soup. Thai basil: use cilantro (different flavor but still nice). 

Coconut milk. This brings body and richness to the soup, adds a luscious finishing mouthfeel, and balances the chile heat. It’s a must in many Thai curry and soup recipes, like my Thai Red Curry Sweet Potato Soup.

Substitute: Full-fat coconut milk will yield the richest flavor and texture, but you can use “lite” coconut milk for a lighter soup. If allergic to coconut, check out the FAQ section for our suggested alternative. 

Soy sauce. A star ingredient in many Thai recipes, soy sauce infuses a savory depth of flavor throughout the soup. 

I use Thai soy sauce, which is saltier than regular grocery store soy sauce. If using regular soy sauce (e.g., Kikkoman), use 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon. 

a bowl of thai pumpkin soup with a spoon showing its creamy texture, garnished with thai basil and chili peppers.

Step-by-step instructions

Roast the pumpkin. Slice the sugar pumpkin (or winter squash) in half and scoop out the seeds. Brush the flesh with the oil and spice mixture, then place it flesh side down on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Roast until the pumpkin is very soft.

Make the soup. Heat the coconut oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Sauté the shallots, garlic, ginger, and lemongrass until soft, then add the spice mix to toast for 30 seconds.

Deglaze the pot with a little coconut milk. Once it begins to bubble, stir in the curry paste. 

Cook the curry paste and stir frequently for a few minutes to prevent it from sticking. Now pour in the rest of the coconut milk, the broth, lime leaves, sugar, and soy sauce. 

Bring the mixture up to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. 

Blend the soup. Scoop out the warm roasted pumpkin flesh from the skin and place it in a blender. Pour in the coconut milk mixture. Blend the soup until it’s smooth and creamy (working in batches if needed). 

Let the blended soup rest for a few minutes so the flavors have a chance to mingle. Then transfer to bowls and top with the optional peanut chile crunch.

three bowls of thai pumpkin soup garnished with chiles and thai basil on a brown table.

Tips for making this recipe

Toppings = even better soup! Take each bowl of pumpkin soup over the top with the peanut chile crunch if you like spicy food. It takes minutes to make and is the perfect nutty, crunchy, spicy, and salty topper. 

For a non-spicy option, garnish with roasted pumpkin seeds and/or fresh lime leaves, very finely slivered.

If you’re looking for a protein topper, you can try the pan-fried tempeh crumbles in my tempeh kecap recipe or crispy lentils in my butternut squash soup recipe

And as always, a creamy soup is even better with a toasted slab of good-quality bread.

Find the right amount of spice. Despite being made with only 2 tablespoons of red curry paste, the soup still turns out to be quite spicy. The curry paste we use, Maesri, is spicier than standard grocery store curry pastes (like Thai Kitchen). 

If you want to use the same brand (Maesri) but yield a less spicy soup, lower the amount of curry paste to 1 to 1 ½ tablespoons.

If using a more standard curry paste, 2 tablespoons will yield a soup with moderate heat.

Crush the spices whichever way you can. If you don’t have a mortar and pestle or spice grinder, roughly crush the cumin and coriander seeds with the back of a heavy mug or a cast iron skillet; or, add them to a ziploc bag and roll back and forth with a rolling pin or smash with a mallet. 

Give the soup a breather. Once it’s ready, let the blended soup rest for 15 minutes (or longer). This gives all of the amazing Thai flavors a chance to mingle together.

Resting also gives the soup a chance to thicken. If you like soup on the thinner side, use 4 cups broth instead or thin out the texture with broth when reheating.

woman's hands spooning a creamy thai pumpkin soup from a ceramic bowl on a brown table.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I buy lemongrass? Lime leaves? Thai basil? 

Lemongrass can be found at Asian grocery stores and sometimes at well-stocked grocery stores like Whole Foods and Albertsons. 

Fresh lime leaves and Thai basil can be found at Southeast Asian and some pan-Asian grocery stores. Lime leaves may be sold as just lime leaves, Makrut lime leaves, or kaffir lime leaves. Dried makrut leaves are a great option that can be purchased online (they’ll stay good for months). Fresh leaves are more potent than dried. 

You can also find my recommended curry paste (Maesri brand) at many Asian grocers. Aroy-D also makes a good vegan one, but they sell versions with shrimp / fish products as well, so read labels.
fresh makrut lime leaves on a beige platter on a brown table.

Can I replace the coconut milk?

If you’re looking for a lighter soup with fewer calories, you can use canned “lite” coconut milk. If allergic to coconut, I suggest making your homemade cashew cream using the instructions:

1. Cover ⅔ cup (90g) raw cashews with water and soak overnight. Or quick soak: add the cashews to a saucepan, cover with water, and boil for 15 minutes. Drain and rinse. 

2. Blend the soaked cashews in a high-powered blender with 1 heaping cup of water (280 mL) and a pinch or two of salt. Blend for a few minutes until smooth. 

How should I store this soup?

Store the leftover soup in an airtight container in the fridge for 5 to 6 days. The peanut chile crunch can be stored in a separate jar in the fridge for about 1 week.

Can I freeze this Thai pumpkin soup? 

Yes, it freezes well for about 3 months. I like to freeze the soup in single-serve Souper Cubes (affiliate link) so they defrost in a breeze.

a bowl of thai pumpkin soup with a piece of toasted bread dunking in to show its creamy texture.

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Thai Pumpkin Soup

5 from 70 votes
This Thai Pumpkin Soup gives you a gourmet Thai experience without any of the extra work. It’s creamy, easy to make, and layered with winter squash, warm and spicy aromatics, and bold spices and herbs. Quite possibly the most flavorful soup you’ll ever try!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: Thai
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Serving size: 4 (makes 7 to 8 cups)


Roasted Pumpkin

  • 3 pound (1.3 kg) pumpkin or winter squash (we like kabocha squash best)*
  • ½ tablespoon coconut oil, or neutral-flavored oil of choice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (or ¾ teaspoon ground cumin)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds (or ¾ teaspoon ground coriander)
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper (or freshly cracked black pepper)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 ½ tablespoons coconut oil, or neutral-flavored oil of choice
  • 3 large shallots, chopped (or 1 small yellow onion)
  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 inch piece ginger, grated or minced (okay to leave peel on)
  • 2 stalks fresh lemongrass** outer papery layers removed, then minced
  • 1 13.5-ounce (400 mL) can full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 3 cups (720 mL) vegan “chicken” broth or good-quality vegetable broth***
  • 12 dried Makrut lime leaves or 6 fresh lime leaves****
  • 1 ½ tablespoons coconut sugar or organic brown sugar, more as needed
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Thai soy sauce (or 2 TBSP + 1 tsp regular soy sauce)
  • 1 handful of Thai basil leaves, chopped or torn

For serving

  • Crusty bread, toasted
  • Peanut Chile Crunch (optional, see next recipe card)


  • Preheat oven to 400ºF/205ºC. Using a sharp knife, slice the pumpkin in half. If too hard, microwave the whole squash for 2 minutes to soften. Scoop out the seeds using a spoon.
  • Roast the pumpkin. Mix together the ½ tbsp of the oil, salt, white pepper, and cinnamon in a small bowl until it’s almost like a paste. Use a pastry brush or your hands to brush inside the cavities of the pumpkin/squash only, but not on the top outer rims. For the top outer rims, just brush lightly with oil (no spices, or they will burn).
    Place the pumpkin halves, flesh side down, on a rimmed sheet pan. Prick the skin with a knife to allow venting. Roast until the pumpkin is very soft, about 40 to 45 minutes.

While the pumpkin roasts, prep and make everything else in the next 3 steps.

  • Crush the spices. Using an electric spice grinder or mortar and pestle, grind up the cumin and coriander seeds but don’t fully grind, leaving a little texture. Stir in the white pepper, cinnamon, and turmeric for your spice blend.
    If you don’t have either, crush them using the back of a heavy mug or a cast iron skillet, or add them to a ziploc and roll back and forth with a rolling pin or smash with a mallet.
  • Make the soup. Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat with the 1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil. Once hot, add the shallots, garlic, ginger, and lemongrass with a pinch of salt, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until shallots and garlic just start to get some color. If it starts to stick, add a splash of water to scrape up the food bits. Add the spice mix and stir almost constantly for 30 seconds.
  • Add a few tablespoons of coconut milk to deglaze and pick up food bits. Once bubbling, add the curry paste. Fry for a few minutes, tossing frequently to prevent sticking. Pour in the rest of the coconut milk, broth, lime leaves, sugar, and soy sauce. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes. Scoop out the lime leaves but keep them for now.
  • Blend the soup. While pumpkin is still warm, scoop out the flesh using a large spoon or peel the skin with your hands. Transfer the flesh to the blender; discard the skin. Add the warm soup and blend until smooth and creamy.
    Taste the soup. If you want a stronger flavor from the lime leaves, add some to the soup and blend again (you need a fairly powerful blender). Note: if your blender container is smaller than 64 ounces, blend in two batches.
  • Rest for 15 minutes to meld the flavors. Taste, adding more soy sauce or sugar as desired. Garnish each bowl with a handful of Thai basil and a spoon of Peanut Chile Crunch, if using. When reheating, thin as needed with broth or water, as it thickens.


For ingredient substitutions, read the Ingredient Notes section or FAQ section. To keep gluten-free, use tamari instead of soy sauce. 
*We love the velvety texture and nutty flavor of kabocha squash here. Butternut squash also works great. A sugar pie pumpkin works, but it had the least flavor and texture in comparison. 
** To prepare lemongrass: cut off the tough bottom nub and the tough top green stalks. Peel the papery outer layers until you reach the tender, flexile inner white core. Smash down on it with a rolling pin or mallet, then mince. 
*** Our favorite brand of store-bought broth is Imagine Organic. 
**** For fresh lime leaves, lightly crush them with your hands to release aroma. For dried leaves, gently crumple them. 

Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1388mg | Potassium: 1504mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 6221IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 4mg

Peanut Chile Crunch

5 from 54 votes
A simple and quick condiment to add as a topping for soups, rice bowls, curries, and salads. Spicy, salty, savory, and nutty, it's utterly delicious!
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Course: Condiment
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Serving size: 10


  • ½ cup (70g) salted peanuts (raw or dry roasted)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, or neutral-flavored oil of choice
  • 1 to 2 Fresno peppers, diced**
  • A few dashes of soy sauce (or tamari for GF)
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • Kosher salt


  • Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the peanuts and toast until fragrant, 3 to 5 minutes. Take off the heat and set aside for now.
  • ​​To the same pan, add the oil. Once hot, add the chile peppers. Cook for 60 to 90 seconds, then transfer to a bowl to stop cooking.
  • Use a knife to mince the peanuts. Add the peanuts to the chile peppers and toss to combine. Add a few dashes of soy sauce, a few cracks of black pepper, and toss again. Season to taste with salt as needed.


*Use cashews if allergic to peanuts. 
** Use another medium-heat chile pepper if you can’t find Fresno peppers. Use 2 peppers for lots of heat! 

Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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122 comments on Thai Pumpkin Soup

  1. Kate

    5 stars
    Excellent recipe! The whole family loved it, this is definitely a keeper!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Thank you for your lovely comment, Kate! It makes us happy to know that the whole family enjoyed the recipe.

  2. Gail

    4 stars
    I made this without lime leaves—unavailable in my area—but used lime zest and juice of two limes instead. I loved the Kombucha squash, very easy to handle and a new experience for me. The wonder of Asian cooking is that the flavors are a kind of journey in one’s mouth, and this soup does that so very well: initially sweet, then the spices kick in afterward. A beautiful soup, even though it is time-consuming to make. Nisha’s recipes are teaching me to have so much more respect for the timing and handling of complex spices, for infinitely worthwhile results. Thank you Nisha!!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      We’re over the moon to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Gail. Thanks for your kind words!

  3. Shannon Trahan

    5 stars
    I love all things pumpkin but my family does not. This was a HIT and I was in shock! Thank you for providing a pumpkin recipe my family loves ♡

    1. Shannon Trahan

      5 stars
      I did have to make some adjustment. I couldn’t find Thai Basil so I used Cilantro as recommended. I also had to use lemongrass paste and dried because I couldn’t find fresh. It was fantastic!

      1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

        Thanks for trying the recipe and sharing your feedback with us, Shannon! :)

  4. Christa

    5 stars
    This is amazing!!! The peanut topping is to die for. Great recipe.

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Yay, we’re so happy you loved it, Christa!

  5. Anusha

    5 stars
    I am a busy professional and did not want to spend time cooking, but had to, for my diet and family.Your youtube channel, newsletter are lifesavers as they are about just what I wanted – healthy and tasty vegan eating without a hassle. I made this roasted pumpkin soup and I never knew that pumpkin could taste so wholesome. Thank you for transforming my cooking and lifestyle!
    I just bought your instant pot recipe book and look forward to making many of those recipes.

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Thank you for the kind words, Anusha! It makes us so happy to know the recipes are improving the lives of people like yourself. We’re glad you’ve found the website and enjoy everything you’ve been trying :)

  6. Maggie

    5 stars
    Better than expected! Very impressed. Never thought I’d achieve the depth of flavor we get when going to a Thai restaurant, and we have several great ones in our neighborhood. This was worth making the extra trip to pick up the needed ingredients (only to find later that my neighborhood grocery does indeed carry fresh lemongrass)! I now keep the fresh lime leaves in my freezer for the next time : )) Thank you!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      We appreciate your feedback and support, Maggie. Thank you for leaving a review!

  7. Shannon Trahan

    What can I use if I can’t find Thai Basil?

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Shannon, cilantro works!

  8. Corinne

    5 stars
    This was an unexpected winner! At first, I didn’t know if I’d like these flavors together but I was pleasantly surprised to find the soup very comforting. Perfect for this time of year! I served it with locally made crusty bread, and it was sublime.

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Woohoo, that’s great news, Corinne! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review :)

  9. Ridhima

    5 stars
    Woops, forgot to give this 5 stars in my post, which this recipe certainly achieves. By the way, I used acorn squash as it was the closest thing my supermarket had and ugh it was sooo good. I also didn’t make the peanut topping and instead just topped it with cashews.

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Thank you for your lovely comment, Ridhima! It makes us happy to know that you enjoyed the recipe.

  10. Betsy

    5 stars
    This soup was fun to make because it was so unique – both in that it had some ingredients that I had never used and it taught me new methods. The taste had so much depth. It was smooth without being too rich. I used kabocha squash which was delicious. We topped ours with roasted, curry seasoned garbanzo beans.

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Thanks for the lovely review, Betsy! :) We’re so happy you enjoyed the soup.

  11. Sara W

    5 stars
    Made this soup because the evening temps where I live (So Cal) finally have gone down and my family and I LOVED it! So warm, comforting and satisfying! The coconut milk adds a subtle richness while the spices bring the warmth and heat. The peanut topping is a must- don’t skip it. Brings it to another level! Thank you Nisha for sharing your recipes!!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Sara, Thank you so much for such a fantastic review! We appreciate you!

  12. Janeal

    4 stars
    Woo! So many flavors! I’ve never tasted or made pumpkin soup before, so this was a fun challenge! I couldn’t find all the ingredients I wanted and may have added too much red curry paste, but this soup is so good, especially with crusty bread to dip in it!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Janeal, it’s great to hear you had success with the recipe. Thanks for the review!

  13. Lorissa

    5 stars
    So good! We added noodles to ours (easier for my toddler to eat!) And it made a really nice meal :)

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Thanks for the lovely feedback, Lorissa!

  14. Ridhima

    This was SO GOOD. I sadly suffer from baby mouth so only used one tbsp of the curry paste, which was just challenging enough for me. Otherwise the flavored were complex and delicious, even the squash was seasoned so well that I had to restrain myself from eating it before putting it in the blender. Another A+ recipe by RPL! Keep doing God’s work, guys!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      We’re happy to hear you enjoyed it, Ridhima! :)

  15. Francesca

    5 stars
    This soup is so delicious! Full of flavours amazingly combined, istantly became one of my favourite recipes. Thanks, Nisha!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Francesca, So glad to hear you loved this recipe! :) Thanks for sharing!

  16. Atiya Abbas

    5 stars
    Made this as part of a fall dinner spread last night and the family loved it. I had never cooked with lime leaves before and oh my god, the addition is absolutely worth it and necessary. Thank you for the recipe, Nisha!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      We’re over the moon to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Atiya. Thanks for your kind words!

  17. Samantha

    5 stars
    Wow, this soup was SO GOOD! I used kabocha squash and substituted dried basil, fresh mint leaves, and lime zest for the lime leaves and Thai basil (I couldn’t find them in the Asian market). I also added two Thai chili peppers for some heat. This turned out absolutely delicious! My picky (carnivore) husband devoured it and was simply raving. Make this- you wont regret it!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Thanks for sharing your experience, Samantha! Great to hear you and the picky husband enjoyed :)

  18. Jaishree Singh

    5 stars
    I made this for October 2023 Recipe Club! So delicious and complex. I definitely recommend topping the soup with roasted peanuts. It was a great textural addition. The soup was sour, sweet, and rich. I was nervous to cut the butternut squash but I did it! Microwaving it for 2 min worked.

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Your positive feedback is the best reward for our hard work. Thank you, Jaishree!

  19. Adrienne

    5 stars
    What a delicious and creamy soup. I think what makes it special is the flavor from roasting the squash. It becomes so nice and nutty tasting. I love this and will definitely make it again.

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Thanks for the kind review, Adrienne :)

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