Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Fresh Ginger and Quinoa

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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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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 1 butternut squash - peeled, seeded, and cubed

  • 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 cup quinoa

  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

  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
8g Fat
40g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 244
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 65mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 37mg 186%
Calcium 106mg 8%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 798mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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