Butternut squash soup to die for
Creamy and dietetic, the butternut squash soup is ideal to start autumn in style! Cooked in a chicken broth, the diced squash combine with nutmeg and cumin to give a very soft and subtly flavored velouté. The tablespoon of fresh cream, added at the very end of cooking, gives it a creamy and delicious finish. To be enjoyed steaming, with croutons or roasted hourskin seeds!
- 1 butternut squash
- 1 onion
- 1 chicken broth cube(s)
- 2 tbsp. tablespoons olive oil
- 1 C. fresh cream
- 1 pinch(es) Nutmeg
- 1 pinch(s) Cumin
- 1 pinch(es) Salt
Preparation 10 minutes
Cooking 1 hour
Peel the squash and cut it into 1 cm thick strips. Deseed them and slice them into 4cm dice. Peel and finely chop the onion. Book.
Heat the oil in a pot before browning the chopped onion. Add the diced squash. Let simmer for 10 minutes over medium heat.
After this time, add the crumbled stock cube, salt, nutmeg and cumin. Wet up with water. Cover the pot, and simmer the butternut squash soup for 50 minutes over medium heat.
Then blend the soup with an immersion blender until you get a smooth and creamy texture. Then add the fresh cream, and mix again for a few minutes. Correct the seasoning if necessary.
Serve hot in deep plates.
Butternut soup is a staple of fall cooking! Butternut has many health benefits. First of all, it is low in calories but above all rich in soft fibers which stimulate transit without irritating the sensitive intestines. It is also a source of carbohydrates which provide energy to the body, vitamins A and C which boost the immune system and antioxidants which are very important for health. To make this dish complete, it is possible to add a soft-boiled egg or a little grilled bacon and accompany it with a green salad and croutons.
This fall butternut squash soup is easily available in a vegetarian version! To do this, replace the chicken broth with a vegetable broth, and the fresh cream with a vegetable cream of your choice (soya, oats, rice, etc.) or a hint of coconut milk. For a gourmet topping, opt for garlic croutons, hoursgranate seeds or fresh coriander.