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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...


  • 3 teaspoons instant dashi powder (see Ann’s Tips)
  • 1 cup sake or dry sherry
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 1 cup soy sauce (see Ann’s 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

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

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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