Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 10 min
Servings: 8
  • 1 butternut squash (about 2 lb), halved lengthwise, seeds removed
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chopped fresh jalapeño pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 7 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 cups water (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Filippo Berio Extra Light Olive Oil (approx.)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
      • Preheat oven to 375ºF. Place squash, cut sides down, on lightly greased baking pan. Roast for 45 minutes or until flesh is tender when pierced with fork. Remove from heat; let cool. Using large spoon, scoop flesh into bowl of food processor.
      • Add jalapeño, cumin and coriander to squash; pour in broth. Purée until smooth, adding water (if needed) to facilitate puréeing.
      • In Dutch oven or large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and shallot; sauté for 2 to 3 minutes or until shallot is translucent.
      • Transfer squash mixture to Dutch oven; stir to combine with garlic mixture. Reduce heat; simmer, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes. Stir in lemon juice. Add salt and pepper to taste.

       

      Tips:

      • If you do not have vegetable broth on hand, substitute equal parts V8 vegetable juice and water.
      • If desired, roast squash up to three days ahead of time; refrigerate until ready to use.

       

      Recipe provided by Chef Jim Coleman

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    Categories

    Lunch

    Ingredient: Vegetables

    Cooking Method: Sauté / Pan Fry

    World Cuisine: American

    Product: Extra Light

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