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Recipe: Ginger Squash Soup

by Jessie Beyer - Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Recipe: Ginger Squash Soup

Fall is here and with the crispy air comes an excellent excuse to head out to the farmers market and pick up some fresh squash followed by a relaxing afternoon in the kitchen cooking a delicious and aromatic pot of soup! Whether served with a nice loaf of bread or salad on the side, this dish will tickle your taste buds.

Ingredients

Soup
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup diced white onion
1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger
4 cups cubed butternut squash
4 cups vegetable broth
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup heavy cream (optional)

For Serving
Soy Sauce
Cilantro
Toasted Sesame Seeds

Instructions
1. In a pot, heat olive oil over medium-low heat. Add onions and cook until soft, 5-6 minutes.

2. Stir in ginger and cook for 30-60 seconds, just until fragrant.

3. Measure in squash, broth, salt, and pepper.

4. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and let cook for 20 to 25 minutes, until squash is extremely soft.

5. Puree soup using an immersion or regular blender.

6. Return to pot (if using regular blender) and add heavy cream.

7. Serve soup in bowls and top with a swirl of soy sauce and a sprinkle of cilantro and sesame seeds.

*Recipe adapted from Naturally Ella

Jessie Beyer - Originally from the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Jessie headed west for college and never looked back. She earned a Journalism and Technical Communications degree from Colorado State University, and has since worked in a variety of industries including radio, sustainability, and wine tourism. Jessie combines her passion for travel, cycling, and storytelling to help people understand the unique power of exploring the world from the seat of a bike. A self-proclaimed travel junkie, Jessie has found herself on many extended adventures. She spent 2015 exploring many corners of the world including tramping through New Zealand's mountains, cycling through Europe, and hitching a boat ride down the Mekong river from Laos into Thailand. At home in Colorado you'll likely find her singing her way up mountain trails, talking to strangers, and seeking restaurants with patios and Spanish wines.

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