Thursday, January 5, 2012

Spiced Butternut Squash & Apple Soup

I'm starting a detox today. Whole foods only, starting out with fruits/veggies/nuts only. Here's a recipe (that I modified slightly) from Whole Living that is delish! It's foods like this that make a cleanse easy.

  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 t. ginger
  • 1/2 t. turmeric
  • 1/2 t. cinnamon
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 apple, peeled, quartered, and chopped
  • 4 c. chopped butternut squash
  • 3 c. water
  • Coarse salt and pepper
  1. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Add spices and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add carrots, apple, squash, and 3 cups water. Bring to a boil; cover partially and reduce to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Cook until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Let cool slightly.
  3. Working in batches, puree until smooth in a blender. Adjust seasoning, if necessary.


Joanna said...

I made this last night. Very yummy!

Philips said...

I made this tonight for dinner. I did not have coriander on hand, and I had to steam the squash for 5 minutes to get the skin off. I also added a 1/2c more chicken stock (I didn't want to waste it). I followed the directions verbatim other than that and it turned out magnificent! Worth making