Heart-Healthy Recipe: Squash Soup
|2||Butternut squash (about 1 3/4 pounds – total)|
|1 tsp.||Olive oil|
|1 tsp.||Ginger, ground|
|1 c.||Sweet onion, chopped|
|6 c.||Vegetable or chicken broth (low sodium)|
|1/4 c.||Green onions, thinly sliced|
|4 tsp.||Low-fat yogurt|
|4 tsp.||Dry-roasted peanuts, chopped|
- Pierce each squash with a fork.
- Microwave at high for 20 minutes or until tender. Cool.
- Cut each squash in half lengthwise. Discarding the seeds and membrane.
- Remove the pulp to use for the soup.
- In a heavy saucepan, heat the oil and add the ginger and the sweet onion. Sauté until the onion is soft and golden brown.
- Add the broth and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Using a wand blender, blend the soup (while in the pot). Taste for seasoning and adjust as needed – using ginger, pepper and only if necessary, salt.
- Top each of the 4 servings with a teaspoon each of the green onion, yogurt and peanuts.
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