Saturday, October 29, 2011
Market Squash Soup
1 c. leftover roasted pumpkin puree
1 1/2 c. leftover baked sweet potato
2 c. diced kombocha squash
1 c. diced carrots
1/2 large onion, chopped
1 T. chopped fresh sage
1 quart veggie broth
2 tsp. chipotle in adobo
salt and pepper (I used a smoked salt)
*the juice and zest of one orange, add just before you serve
-optional: top w/ toasted pumpkin seeds or walnuts, drizzle w/ olive oil or any other flavored oil
1. Start by heating your favorite soup pot over medium heat. Drizzle in some olive oil and add the onion, carrots and kombocha squash. Season with salt and pepper, stir and cover and with lid and cook for 15 min. Remove the lid, add the sage and saute for 5 minutes.
2. Add the pumpkin puree and baked sweet potato, stir to incorporate. Cook for a minute just to warm through. Season with a bit more salt and pepper. Next add the veggie broth and simmer the soup with the lid slighty askew for 15 minutes.
3. After you have simmered the soup, turn of the heat and blend the soup. (You can use a blender, food processor, or I like my hand held immersion blender). Last but not least add in the chipotle and orange juice and zest and stir to mix in.
4. Serve right away topped w/ toasted nuts and a drizzle of your favorite oil, or portion out in your lunch containers and store in the fridge for later. You can also freeze for a when your in a pinch.
-If the soup is too thick just add a bit of water to loosen it up.