October 13, 2016
This is, to me, the perfect soup for this time of year. It’s about the easiest soup I know, one that transforms a handful of simple ingredients into something, soft thick, almost creamy. It’s deliciously soothing. The color is gorgeous, it’s inexpensive – and also vegan.
Butternut Squash Soup
1 onion, coarsely chopped
1 stalk celery, coarsely chopped
2 carrots, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound peeled butternut squash, cut into 3/4 inch dice
1/2 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into 3/4 inch chunks
2 teaspoons sea salt
2 1/2 cups boiling water
garnishes: diced Granny Smith or other crisp apple, olive oil, balsamic vinegar.
- Put onion, carrots, celery and olive oil into a large casserole and cook for about ten minutes, until they become soft.
- Add squash, potatoes, and salt. Stir in boiling water, bring to a simmer, and allow to cook for about half an hour, until the squash and potatoes are very soft.
- Puree, in batches, in a blender. Be cautious; hot soup can be dangerous.
- Taste for seasoning. Serve topped with a drizzle of olive oil and/or balsamic, and the diced apple.
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