Recipe: Curried Squash and Sweet Potato Soup   

A warm-you-up soup that's perfect for cold days

Recipe: Curried Squash and Sweet Potato Soup 
This nourishing soup balances the sweetness of roasted squash and sweet potato with savory onion, garlic, ginger and curry powder. You get a zing of flavor in every satisfying spoonful, plus plenty of plant nutrients. Bake, chop, stir and blend — and this delicious soup is ready to serve.

Ingredients

2 pounds butternut squash
12 ounces sweet potato
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 carrots, cut into ¼-inch pieces
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 teaspoons curry powder
6 cups water
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
¾ teaspoon kosher salt

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Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Cut squash in half lengthwise, and scoop out the seeds. Place cut side down on a rimmed sheet pan. Pierce  sweet potato several times with a fork.
  3. Roast until squash and sweet potato are tender, 40 to 45 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  5. Add onion and cook, stirring often until softened, 4 to 5 minutes.
  6. Add carrots, garlic, and curry and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  7. Add 6 cups water, ginger and salt.
  8. Scoop out butternut squash and sweet potato, and add to the pot.
  9. Let soup come to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and simmer until the carrots are tender, about 20 minutes.
  10. Using a handheld or regular blender, puree the soup to desired consistency. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Makes 4 servings
Calories 155
Total fat 6g
Saturated fat 1.5g
Protein 19g
Carbohydrate 4g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugar 0g
Added sugar 0g
Cholesterol 47mg
Sodium 186mg
Recipe developed by cookbook author Sara Quessenberry for Cleveland Clinic Wellness

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