Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Fresh Ginger and Quinoa
Servings Per Recipe: 6 Calories: 244.1
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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 using fatty creams like most other butternut squash soup recipes. Bonus! The squash can be a bit of a pain to peel and prepare, but the end result is totally worth it. An option would be to half the squash, scoop out the seeds, then cook it for a few minutes in the microwave to soften slightly. This would make peeling much easier. I used my immersion blender to whip everything up right in the pot. A minor detail, but step #2 and #3 should be reversed. You can cook the quinoa (step #3) while the squash is simmering so that everything is done at once. One slightly deviation I made was to only use 1 3/4 cup water to cook the quinoa (after rinsing it well to remove any bitterness!). In my experience, I prefer a slightly firmer texture to the quinoa, and when I use a full 2 cups it is slightly mushy. A tasty and healthy recipe overall, one that I'll be making again!
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 together and puréed it all in my blender. I did not use the cumin in the seasoning or quinoa in this soup I dipped fresh French bread instead. Absolutely scrumptious.
Cooked my butternut squash in the crock pot and it made scooping the seeds and meat simple! Then I just puréed everything in my blender and put it in a pot. Didn't have fresh ginger so I used a small amount of candied ginger. It actually was quite good that way. Excellent recipe and one we will be using again! Yummm!
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