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Clear Pumpkin Soup

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 6 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 12 ingredients

This light, tasty clear pumpkin soup uses no fat or oil and can be soothing to a system challenged by cancer treatment, or by Holiday excess! Dashi is the classic light tasting Japanese clear broth...


  • 3 teaspoons instant dashi powder (see Chef Tips)
  • 1 cup sake or dry sherry
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 1 cup soy sauce (see Chef Tips)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, minced
  • 2 cups potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 small cheese pumpkin or kabocha, about 3 cups, peeled and diced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • ½ cup scallions, chopped
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Nutrition Facts


216 cals


1 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g


37 g


13 g


4 g


8 g


2364 mg


  1. Bring the dashi, sherry, mirin, soy, sugar, water, and ginger to a simmer.
  2. Add the potatoes, pumpkin, carrots, and onions to the pot, simmer until the vegetables are soft, about 30 minutes.
  3. Garnish with chopped scallions

Chef Tips

I often buy special or difficult to find food items on Amazon. You can find Instant Dashi there. Better yet, they deliver
If you are watching your salt cut the amount of soy sauce to 1/2 cup
If you don’t need to feed 6, portion the soup into single portions and bag in quart Ziplocks. Lay them flat in the freezer to freeze for another day, another meal. This is ‘Bag and Freeze’!

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society

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