If you only make one pumpkin soup recipe, this is the one to try! My creamy low FODMAP pumpkin soup is an absolute classic. It's thick and creamy and full of flavour.
I love adding a few spices to the soup to take the flavour to the next level and serving it with a couple of slices of buttered toast for dunking.
Although this recipe takes just over an hour to make, the hands-on time is only 25 minutes.
FODMAP note: Make sure you choose Japanese Pumpkin, which is also called Kent Pumpkin (Australia), Kabocha Squash (USA), Buttercup Squash (NZ) or Supermarket Squash (NZ). This type of pumpkin is Low FODMAP in large serves. Other types of pumpkin may have higher FODMAP levels, and you may need to test your tolerance levels to them.
Garlic infused oil is normally found in the oil section of your local supermarket or you can buy it online. It should be clear with no floating bits of garlic.
You can also make garlic infused oil at home by frying garlic cloves in cooking oil until they are golden and fragrant, then remove and discard the garlic before you continue cooking your meal. This is a low FODMAP way to capture the garlic flavour as the fructans can't leach into the oil.
Make sure you buy a leek that has long green leaves (this is the low FODMAP part), as you can’t use the white/light green leek bulb (this part is high FODMAP). Once you've finished harvesting the leaves place the leek in a glass of water on a window sill and the leaves will reshoot so you can harvest them again.
Choose a stock that does not include onion or garlic. Massel have a range of low FODMAP, gluten free and vegan stock powders that are certified as low FODMAP. This product can be brought online around the world and is available from some supermarkets. Also check your Monash University FODMAP Diet App or FODMAP Friendly App for additional options. Or use our homemade chicken stock or vegetable stock.
Wheat or spelt sourdough breads make good options. Also check your Monash or FODMAP Friendly apps for certified low FODMAP breads in your area.
Avoid ingredients like inulin, apple or pear juice, apple fibre, concentrated fruit juices, honey, or high fructose corn syrup.
Also check what flours have been used, avoid products that contain amaranth flour, lupin flour, chickpea/besan/gram/garbanzo bean flour, lentil flour or large amounts of soy flour or coconut flour especially if choosing gluten free bread.
Herbs and spices are naturally gluten free, however they can become contaminated during manufacturing processes. If you are highly sensitive to gluten, check the dried herbs and spices do not contain a warning for trace gluten. If you are just on the low FODMAP diet you do not need to worry about this.
Use a dairy free spread or olive oil spread instead of butter. Butter is considered low FODMAP.
In 2013, Alana was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. She also suffers from coeliac disease, is allergic to nuts and is intolerant to dairy products. This means she understands how difficult it can be to cook with multiple food intolerances. Her exp... Read More
Anna Sloan is a FODMAP trained Registered Dietitian in New Zealand. She works as a Registered Dietitian and nutrition consultant at Nutrition Connection. Her many years of experience allows her to provide specialised advice for coeliac disease, irritable ... Read More