Taste for Health - Butternut Squash Soup

Jan 25, 2017

It is important to keep your body fueled at all times when trying to eat healthy. However, eating healthy does not mean going hungry. During this Taste for Health demonstration we made butternut squash soup. Squash is great for its vitamin A content and also because it fills you up. The yams provide fiber as well as thickener for the soup. The fresh cilantro completes the soup and makes it a great winter soup to enjoy.


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Butternut Squash Soup

1 large butternut squash
2 medium sized yams, peeled and diced
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 large yellow onion, sliced
2 cups of water or vegetable broth
Large handful of cilantro, roughly chopped
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Cut the butternut squash in half and steam until halfway cooked. Allow to cool and peel skin away from inside.
In a large pot, cook onions in oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes until onions are tender and translucent. Add the yams and broth or water to the pot and bring to a boil for about 15 minutes, or until yams are tender.
Put butternut squash in a bowl and mash. Add mashed butternut squash to the large pot and boil for 5 more minutes.
Using a hand blender, process until it becomes creamy and smooth. Add sea salt and black pepper and stir.
Just before serving, scatter chopped fresh cilantro over each bowl. If you enjoy avocado, add a few avocado slices to the top of each bowl just before adding cilantro.

Taste for Health 1/25/17

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