Fair Trade Pumpkin Soup

The day to give thanks is right around the corner! Why not make this year a Fair Trade Thanksgiving? Maybe you fix a feast for a dozen people each year, or you’re like me and just hover in the kitchen being the all-important sampler. ;) But whatever your role, you can do your part to make it a Fair Trade Thanksgiving!

If you’re a host, or a guest and in charge of bringing a covered dish, may we suggest this creamy fair trade pumpkin soup?

PUMPKIN SOUP (recipe from Fair Trade USA)


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 large organic onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

Half a teaspoon ground cumin

Half a teaspoon ground Fair Trade Certified cinnamon

Half a teaspoon ground Fair Trade Certified ginger

Quarter teaspoon ground Fair Trade Certified cloves

Generous grinding of Fair Trade Certified ground pepper

2 tablespoons Wholesome Sweeteners Fair Trade Organic Light Brown Sugar

1 small organic pumpkin (about 2lb) peeled and diced

2 1/2 cups organic vegetable stock

1 can chickpeas, drained

Dash of Tabasco sauce

Squeeze of lemon juice

Salt and pepper

Cayenne pepper to finish (optional)


Heat the oil in a large pan and add the onion and garlic
Cook gently for 2-3 minutes until beginning to soften, then add the spices, sugar and pumpkin.
Cook for 5 minutes, stirring until fragrant.
Pour in the stock and bring to the boil.
Simmer gently until the pumpkin is tender.
Add the chickpeas, Tabasco and lemon juice.
Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
Puree the mixture in a food processor or with a handheld blender until smooth.
Serve piping hot, with a sprinkling of cayenne.

Enjoy your Fair Trade Thanksgiving!



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