This week the weather has been cooler, so I decided to jump on the chance to make soup! I just L-O-V-E soup so I browsed some recipes and found this one. I made it last night for my family and am even enjoying some leftover soup today. So good!!
Spiced Butternut Squash and Apple Soup by WholeLiving
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 inch fresh ginger, grated (2 tablespoons)
1/2 teaspoons turmeric
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cardamom
Dash ground cloves
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 tart apple, peeled, quartered, and chopped
4 cups chopped butternut squash
Coarse salt and pepper
**I learned that it goes faster if you chop your squash, carrots, and apple first! Just thought I'd share that. =)
Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until tender, 6 to 8 minutes.
Add ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Add carrots, apple, squash, and 3 cups water.
Bring to a boil; cover partially and reduce to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper.
Cook until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Let cool slightly.
Working in batches, puree until smooth in a blender. Adjust seasoning, if necessary.