Baja Butternut Squash Soup

Baja Butternut Squash Soup

This silky-smooth butternut soup gets a hit of spice from chipotle, cloves and cumin. Adapted from Chef Jesús González, Chef of La Cocina Que Canta at Rancho La Puerta.

Nutirion Profile: Diabetes Appropriate Healthy Weight Heart Healthy High Fiber Low Calorie Low Carb Low Cholesterol Low Sat Fat

Serves Prep Time Total Time
10 45 min 1 hr 20 min

Directions

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds (1 butternut or other winter squash
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4-1 teaspoon ground chipotle chile, (see Note)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh chives, or chopped parsley

Cooking Instruction

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 2

Cut squash in half and seed. Place the halves on a baking sheet, cut-side down. Bake until tender when pierced with a knife, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Scoop out flesh when cool enough to handle.

Step 3

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add celery, onion and carrot and stir to coat. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring frequently, until soft, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in the squash flesh, cumin, chipotle to taste and cloves. Add broth and simmer, covered, until the vegetables are very tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

Step 4

Puree the soup with an immersion blender or a regular blender (in batches) until smooth. (Use caution when pureeing hot liquids.) Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with a drizzle of yogurt and sprinkle of chives (or parsley).


Nutrition

  • Serving: Per serving
  • Calories: 60
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Potassium: 249mg
  • Sodium: 532mg
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1

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