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Spicy butternut squash soup

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Serves 8

A spicy and warming soup, great for when its cold outside!

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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • sprig of rosemary
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1/2 medium chilli
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 large potato, peeled and cubed
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • pinch cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • pinch smoked paprika
  • 2 pints veg/chicken stock


    1. Heat oil in a large saucepan and add garlic, chilli, paprika, bay, rosemary and cumin seeds and heat for 30seconds (do not colour, you only want to release the flavours).
    2. Add all the remaining ingredients apart from the stock.
    3. Saute the vegetables for 2 minutes until they are fully coated in the spices.
    4. Add the stock, turn down the heat and allow the soup to simmer for about 45 mins.
    5. Allow the soup to cool and then blend with a hand whisk, until free of lumps. If the soup is too thick add a little more stock until you have the desired consistancy.
    6. Reheat when ready to serve and eat with a big hunk of crusty bread, delicious!

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15th Jan, 2013
This is my favourite soup. It's really easy to make and the flavours are delicious.
26th Nov, 2012
Made this soup today added more fresh chilli then stated as like it spicy left everything else as it was in the recipe, really enjoyed it and will make again. A really warming soup for a chilly night. Even my 13 year old enjoyed it with plenty of crusty bread.
21st Nov, 2012
Delicious! Will definitely make again. Used no salt stock cubes and was sparing on the chilli so the whole family could enjoy it.
2nd Nov, 2012
A lovely warming soup and easy to make.
27th Oct, 2012
It is very nice and tasty, just be careful with the chilli, mine was a little on the hot side.
21st Oct, 2012
Easy peasy recipe and delicious! Great way of getting veg into the kids!!
30th Sep, 2012
What a delicious soup!! Perfect for the Autumn. I served with handful of wild rocket on top, gorgeous!
11th Sep, 2012
Absolutely delicious I make this every week now and have never tasted better....a must for soup lovers
5th Sep, 2012
I had some squash given to me and didn't want to waste it so I made this soup. I did use a full chilli which made it too hot for me but my husband absolutely loved it. Next time will ease up on chilli. Great for winter!
30th Jun, 2012
This soup was fab! Added curry powder for extra taste and subbed the potato for sweet potato.


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