09 October 2009

Butternut Squash Soup

from Better Homes & Gardens Vegetarian Cookbook


1 T. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1 tsp. curry powder
1/2 tsp. ginger powder
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
3 c. vegetable broth
3 c. chopped peeled butternut squash
1 c. chopped peeled papaya, peach, nectarine, plum....??
Salt to taste

In a large soup pot, heat olive oil until shimmering. Add garlic and saute 30 seconds, stirring frequently. Add spices, saute about 1 minute more. Add broth, squash and fruit. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Simmer for 25 minutes or until squash is soft.

2. Transfer soup to blender or food processor, working in batches if necessary. Puree soup until smooth. Reheat gently and salt to taste.

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