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Azteca Squash Soup

Azteca Squash Soup
Recipe Date:
October 30, 2021
Cook Time:
Imperial (US)
  • 1 1/2 lbs butternut squash, halved lengthwise, seeded
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 3/4 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernals
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus sprigs for garnish
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp minced seeded Serrano Chile
  • course sea salt
  • plain nonfat yogurt

Preheat oven to 400F. Arrange squash cut side down, on greased baking sheet. Roast squash until tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Turn squash cut side up and cool. Scoop squash out into medium bowl.

Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium heat. Add chopped onion and sauté until pale golden, about 10 minutes. Mix in chopped celery and garlic cloves. Add 1 cup broth. Cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add squash, 5 cups broth and cumin. Cover and simmer 20 minutes to blend flavors. 

Puree squash soup with hand blender until smooth. Thin soup to desired consistency with more broth. Add black beans, corn, red bell pepper, fresh cilantro, thyme, and minced serano chile. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls and garnish with dollop of yogurt and sprig of cilantro.

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