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Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Fresh Ginger and Quinoa

Rated as 4.38 out of 5 Stars
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"This is a healthy and complete winter food. For thicker soup, add a cubed potato with the squash. Also good served with some sour cream or yogurt."
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Ingredients

50 m servings 244
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat 1 tablespoon butter and olive oil together in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion until softened, 5 to 10 minutes. Add chicken broth, butternut squash, ginger, and cumin to onion and simmer over medium heat until squash is very soft, about 20 minutes.
  2. Pour squash mixture into a blender no more than half full. Cover and hold lid down; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Puree in batches until smooth. Season soup with salt and pepper.
  3. Bring salted water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir 1 tablespoon butter into cooked quinoa and season with salt. Spoon quinoa into soup.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 244 calories; 8.1 40.1 6 10 65 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Excellent recipe! Not too thick at all, as mentioned in other review. I thought the proportions were perfect. What I like even more is that this soup has a thick, creamy consistency, without usi...

Most helpful critical review

Cumin and squash were not a good combo in our opinion.

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Excellent recipe! Not too thick at all, as mentioned in other review. I thought the proportions were perfect. What I like even more is that this soup has a thick, creamy consistency, without usi...

Didn't have fresh ginger, so I substituted 1/2 t. of ginger powder.

Not need to make any changes to recipe. It is a delicious soup!

I made this with the traditional mire poix of onions, celery, carrots and few garlic cloves and the ginger and used a roasted garlic broth and nutmeg roasted butternut squash, cooked everything ...

Cumin and squash were not a good combo in our opinion.

Topped with about 1/2 tsp of smoked paprika. Awesome and you can eat all you want and not worry.

Tried it but too thick needs less quinoa definitely takes much longer than 10 minutes to prepare. Probably 1/2 an hour getting squash ready

Dynamite! Made it 3 times in 3 weeks. Made the following tweaks based on reviews. Less cumin 1 & 3/4 water to cook quinoa and cooked it while soup was cooking so both finished at the same tim...

I was skeptical about this because first, I have never tried quinoa, and second, the ingredients looked bland. But wow! What a tasty soup, and not too hard to make. I did use veg broth in lieu o...