Soppa tal-Qara Ahmar – Pumpkin Soup


  • 1 Large onion chopped
  • 2 tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 small can tomatoe pure
  • 700g pumpkin, peeled and diced
  • 75g semolina
  • fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt & Pepper
  • maltese bread slices


1. Heat the oil and fry the onion. Then add tomato pure and pumpkin. Fry gently for 5 minutes, make sure to stir continuously. Add 1 litre of boiling water, salt and pepper Simmer until the pumpkin is well cooked.

2. Add 1 litre of boiling water, salt and pepper.

3. Simmer until the pumpkin is well cooked

4. Mash the vegetables manually (or use a blender for a finer texture)

5. Add Semolina gently to avoid lumps, and cook on a low heat for around 10 minutes.

6. Toast Maltese bread and cut into small cubes, serve warm, serve separate like the Parmesan cheese on the table.

If you can't use Maltese bread, you can use croutons.

Difficulty: Easy

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