Squash & nigella seed soup

Squash & nigella seed soup

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Nigella seeds are a flavourful addition to this winter soup; they taste like oregano and have the slight bitterness of mustard seeds

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
181
protein
5g
carbs
27g
fat
7g
saturates
1g
fibre
5g
sugar
13g
salt
0.31g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tsp nigella seeds
  • pinch chilli powder
  • 800g squash, peeled, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • 1 potato, cubed
  • 850ml vegetable stock
  • small bunch flat-leaf parsley

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion, then fry until lightly coloured. Add the nigella seeds and chilli, then fry for 1 min. Tip in the squash, potato and stock, then bring to the boil. Stir well, cover, then simmer for 20 mins, or until the vegetables are tender.
  2. Purée the soup in batches, adding a handful of parsley with each batch. Return the soup to the pan, then reheat. The soup can be frozen for up to 1 month.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2008

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donnadrew's picture
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Perfect recipe for a frosty day! Used one of our home grown squashes, left out the nigella seeds, & added a big spoon of curry powder instead of the chilli. Crusty rolls & you're well away!

sazzums4god's picture
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This soup is a big hit with the familia! I never use the nigella seeds, but it's still delicious!

daisy1957's picture
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Having noted the comment about the seeds I ground them in a pestle and mortar first it made them much softer when blending. Also didn't have any veg stock so used chicken stock intead, This has got to be the most delicious soup I have had in ages ............went well with the snow falling outside very comforting.

elsahogan's picture
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Lovely soup, enjoyed by everyone

katbond133's picture
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I found that the nigella seeds were not a particularly nice texture to have ain a soup. They are very small and get stuck in your teeth (they do not blend up). This takes away from the enjoyment of the soup which otherwise has a decent flavour, very sweet.

lisaroot's picture
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This was really tasty and the nigella seeds add a lovely flavour.

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