Recipe: Oregano & Sumac Roasted Pumpkin Soup

The perfect winter pick-me-up, foodie extraordinaire, Sawsan Abu Farha (AKA @chefindisguise), shares her recipe for hearty, oregano and sumac infused pumpkin soup.

Does anything scream winter quite like warm, pumpkin soup? This rich, hearty recipe by foodie @chefindisguise (or Sawsan Abu Farha) makes an amazing starter or healthy supper. Infused with sumac and oregano, we’re pretty sure it’s going to be on rotation all season long.


  • 1 small pumpkin
  • 4 tbsp olive oil, and extra for brushing
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp oregano
  • 8 cups water
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • 2 tsp salt
  • Sumac, to taste
  • Feta cheese, to taste
  • Pumpkin seeds, to taste
  • Fresh oregano, to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. In the meantime, cut the pumpkin in half and place on a rimmed baking tray. Brush with olive oil and roast until the pumpkin is tender when pierced with a sharp knife, about 30 minutes.
  2. In a saucepan add the olive oil and onions, and cook over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. The, add the garlic and cook for another 3 minutes.
  4. Add the roasted pumpkin and water to the saucepan.
  5. Place the oregano in a teabag and add to the saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat for 30 to 40 minutes.
  6. Remove the teabag of oregano and puree the soup with a hand-held mixer until smooth.
  7. Add allspice and salt, and mix well.
  8. Serve topped with sumac, feta cheese, pumpkin seeds and fresh parsley.


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