Butternut Squash-Apple Soup
Serves: 4 to 6
- 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch squares (kabocha or acorn squash also are good in this soup) Add to list
- 1 large apple, diced Add to list
- 1 medium onion, diced Add to list
- 2 tablespoons olive oil Add to list
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger Add to list
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped Add to list
- 2 cups apple juice Add to list
- 14 ounces coconut milk Add to list
- 3 cups water (adjust as needed) Add to list
- 2 teaspoons salt Add to list
- Pepper, to taste Add to list
Sauté the squash, apple and onion in oil for about 5 minutes or until some coloring develops. Add ginger and garlic and stir for 1 minute more. Add the remainder of the ingredients at this time and bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat, cover and cook until squash is soft, approximately 30 minutes.
Pureé in a blender or food processor. Serve with crusty bread or croutons.
For a more robust flavor, cut squash in half, rub with oil and salt and roast cut side down in a 375° F oven until soft. Add to the sautéed onion and apple, and let cook for a shorter time.
Recipe by, former PCC Cooks instructor
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