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Spicy squash & parsnip soup

By louloua07 (GoodFood Community)
  • Rating: 4 out of 5.9 ratings
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  • Easy
  • Serves 2
Spicy (medium) and sweet, warming soup. Can be eaten as a starter or main course as it's quite filling. For a low-fat option, you can use more stock instead of the coconut milk. You can also vary the 'heat' of the spiciness by leaving out the chilli.
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Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed, cut into 2.5cm/1in cubes
  • 4 Parsnips, peeled and cut into 2.5cm/1in cubes
  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium sized onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • 1 birds eye chilli, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 can 'light' or 'low fat' coconut milk
  • 350ml vegetable (or chicken) stock
  • 50g/2oz creme fraiche (normal or half-fat)

Salt and freshly ground black pepper for seasoning

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper for seasoning

Method

  • STEP 1
    Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
  • STEP 2
    Place the butternut squash and parsnips onto a baking tray and drizzle with the honey and olive oil.
  • STEP 3
    Place in the oven to roast for 30-40 minutes, or until tender.
  • STEP 4
    Then heat a frying pan until hot and add the onion and garlic and fry for 1-2 minutes until the onions become translucent.
  • STEP 5
    Add the butternut squash, parsnips, chilli and spices to the onions and garlic and stir the ingredients until everything is pretty much coated with the spices.
  • STEP 6
    Now add the coconut milk and stir gently over a low-medium heat, being careful not to burn the mixture, for 3-4 minutes.
  • STEP 7
    Transfer this mixture to a food processor and blend to a smooth consistency.
  • STEP 8
    Now add the stock to the food processor and blend more.
  • STEP 9
    Finally transfer the soup to a saucepan, heat through and season, to taste, with salt and black pepper.
  • STEP 10
    To serve, ladle the soup into serving bowls and place a spoonful of creme fraiche on the top. This is also nice with fresh bread roll on the side.
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