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Roasted Acorn Squash, Apple & Peanut Soup

The most flavorful soup ever!
Course Soup
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword 30 minute meals, vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 281kcal
Author Craving Something Healthy

Ingredients

  • 1 medium acorn squash 1 1/2 lb.
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 large carrot peeled and diced
  • 2 medium celery stalks diced
  • 1 medium green apple peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced ginger jarred
  • 1 med serrano pepper seeds and membranes removed, diced
  • 3/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground clove
  • 3.5 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock for vegan
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons natural peanut butter unsweetened
  • 2 tablespoons roasted, salted pepitas (to garnish)
  • optional sour cream (to garnish)

Instructions

  • Cut the acorn squash into quarters lengthwise and remove the seeds. Place it in a baking dish with 1" of water. Cover with plastic wrap or a lid and microwave on high for 6 minutes. Set aside to cool.
    Alternatively, roast the squash for 40 minutes at 350°F and set aside to cool.
  • In a Dutch oven, combine the olive oil, onion, carrot, celery, apple, ginger, garlic, and serrano pepper, and saute over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes.
  • Add the allspice, cumin, and cloves. Stir for about 30 seconds.
  • Add the chicken or vegetable stock, and the cooked squash (flesh only) to the pot.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, and then cover, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the soup from the heat, and using an immersion blender, blend for 45 seconds, or until smooth.
  • Stir in the peanut butter. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  • Garnish with pepitas and sour cream if desired.

Notes

This recipe makes about 5 cups. It doubles easily if you want leftovers.

Nutrition

Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 672mg | Potassium: 859mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 3450IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2mg