The soup is quite easy to make with canned or fresh pumpkin puree, and the spiderweb and spider garnishes can be created in under 10 minutes. This is one fast soup! For a hearty meal, I like to serve it with some slices of artisan bread topped with Parmesan and black pepper and then toasted in the oven. This recipe also includes ingredient substitutions to easily make it a vegan, dairy-free soup recipe.
Start by slicing up your olives. Cut an olive in half lengthwise. One half will be the spider's body, and the other half will make the legs.
Slice the leg section in half, horizontally this time.
Now cut each of those 2 sections in half again.
Once more, cut each of the 4 sections in half. You should now have 8 thin slices. Repeat this with the remaining olives.
Whip up your soup, and heat it until boiling. Ladle it into your bowls, and get ready to draw. If your sour cream is too thick, then you can thin it out with a little bit of milk. If you use coconut milk, make sure to use the full-fat canned variety, and mix it well. Put your sour cream (or coconut milk) into a squeeze bottle, and draw a spiral on the top of each bowl of soup.
Using a toothpick, start from the center of the spiral, and draw several lines to the outer edges. This helps create the spiderweb shape.
You might need to use the sour cream (or coconut milk) to trace over those lines to really make the spiderweb pop.
Place the bodies of your spiders at the center of each spiderweb.
Arrange the legs of the spiders, 4 on each side of the body.
There you have it! Spooky spiderweb soup ready in 20 minutes or less!
This soup is easily dairy-free and vegan by substituting with the ingredients in parentheses. If you don't have a squeeze bottle, then you can use a zip-top plastic bag with the very tip of a corner snipped off instead.
Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Total time: 20 minutes
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