Journey Forth

12 July, 2008

Butternut Squash

Filed under: Family,Food,Life,Random,The Good Life,Thoughts,Vegetable — by Karen @ 3:18 pm

Butternut squash is an autumn vegetable and has a sweet nutty taste, similar to pumpkin or sweet potato. It has yellow skin and orange fleshy pulp. When ripe, it turns increasingly deep orange, and becomes sweeter and richer. It is a very good source of vitamins A and C and a good source of beta-carotene, magnesium, manganese, calcium and potassium.

A great way of serving butternut squash is: Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients
½ butternut squash
½ onion, sliced
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 tablespoon olive oil
290ml/10fl oz water, boiling
1 chicken stock cube
1 tablespoon Greek yoghurt

Method
1. Peel the butternut squash and remove the seeds.
2. Dice the squash and sauté in the oil with the onion and garlic for 3-4 minutes.
3. Add the water and stock cube and simmer for 10-12 minutes until the squash is tender.
4. Blend the soup in a food blender.
5. Season if needed and serve with a dollop of Greek yoghurt. 

Preparation time less than 30 mins

Cooking time 10 to 30 mins

Recipe by Nick Nairn

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