Monday, December 7, 2009

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Greek Yogurt


Old man winter's is knocking on the door.With bare trees,chill in the air,the brilliance of sun is at least intensity.While bundling up in woolly attire essentially protects us from outside ,a warm soothing meal nurtures the body from within to pull through the cold season.


The butternut squash is among the staple winter squashes available through the season.A member of pumpkin family butter squash has smooth almost buttery texture,that makes it ideal in soups and stews.The lightly sweet taste of the squash is a good complement with the spices and the tang from the Greek yogurt used in this warm nourishing soup.

Recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Greek Yogurt
Ingredients
1 medium butternut squash
2 cups vegetable broth
1 cup low fat Organic Greek Yogurt
1/2 a medium onion(about 1/4 cup),finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon of hot chili powder
1 clove garlic,peeled and finely chopped
half-inch fresh ginger,peeled and finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
few leaves of fresh herbs, sage or rosemary
Few toasted pumpkin or squash seeds for garnish
2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

Method

To Roast the Butternut Squash

Cut the squash in to half lengthwise, lightly brushed with cooking oil, and place cut side down on a baking sheet.Bake at 375F for 45 minutes or until softened.The roasted squash can be used in variety of different ways just as the pumpkins.The roasted seeds are good for snacking or making pesto sauce or garnish on the soup as in this recipe.
To make the soup
Heat the oil in a medium pan,saute the onions for a minute,add the garlic and spices(chili powder,ginger and garlic),saute another minute.Blend this onion mixture with the 2 cups of roasted butternut squash,salt and fresh herbs while adding 2 cups of broth until smooth.Return the mixture back to the pan and bring to a slow boil.Reduce the heat and stir in the yogurt.Simmer on low heat for 2 minutes.Serve warm with some toasted pumpkin or squash seeds and some more Greek yogurt on top.And a whole grain bread on side.

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31 comments:

Renu said...

Will make this for my little toddler...he loves butternut squash ...

Sarah Naveen said...

healthy yummy soup..Perfect for winter..

Mona said...

We had the first snow of the season here. This soup with yogurt looks absolutely divine and perfect for this cold season.

Malar Gandhi said...

Sounds very healthy, as usual...and perfect for this weather right now:)

Shri said...

I love butternut squash and it looks just perfect for the weather..

notyet100 said...

u always come up with such yummy posts,..this one looks yum,..

Parita said...

Soup looks very warm and welcoming, i have never tried using yogurt in soups, this is something new to me :-)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Yummy smooth soup! Looks lovely!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A wonderful soup! Yummy!

Cheers,

Rosa

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice & Healthy soup...

Prathibha said...

lovely color of the soup....healthy n yummy..

Ivy said...

Lovely soup. I have never made a butternut squash soup before and love the addition of yoghurt in it.

Divya Vikram said...

SOup looks comforting and perfect for this chilly weather.

Priya said...

Soup looks tempting and hearty..

Happy cook said...

Beautiful and so so delcious soup.

Sunshinemom said...

I am looking out for this squash after seeing so many recipes. I saw one the other day but my hands were already full. The recipe and the picture sound and look delicious.

Curry Leaf said...

Very comforting soup.Perfect for the winter.

Joanne said...

I love all of the spices that you put in here and the fact that you added Greek yogurt to make it creamier. So delicious. Butternut soup is good for the soul. I'm convinced.

SE(Denufood) said...

love the spices, perfect for winter and looks delicious

Judy said...

BN squash soup is one of my faves. This looks delicious.

Spice said...

perfect soup and I love it too....but sad part is no body else in the family likes it, so don't make it quite often...

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy soup...nice click

Arlette said...

Hello my friend

what a lovely and healthy soup you got .... never tried the butternut squash in soups... I should since its very cold, and snowing its time for warm healthy food

Thanks sor sharing a great post

Gita said...

wow yogurt in soup! must have added even some more creaminess to the soup...looks so rich and appetizing :)

Dolly said...

There's always time for Soup. Beautiful clicks. Looks yummy,Healthy and Comforting.

Bharti said...

comfort in a bowl. Perfect for wintery evenings.

PJ said...

This soup looks very healthy and delicious! I have made a similar soup but not with yogurt.. I can see yogurt would give a rich creaminess to this soup! thanks for sharing, this is going right to the bookmark :)

s said...

dont think we get squash here..but the picture makes me hunger for it...like the addition of yogurt

Ayesha said...

Must try this with Indian Kaddu,we don't get this kind of pumpkin here.

Sarah said...

So warming with ginger and creamy with yogurt..also like the heat of chili peppers!

JKM said...

Absolutely my kind of soup...I survive on butternut squash in winter..LOL

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