Butternut Squash Leek Soup

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by karen

I got this recipe from Cooking Light. I made it according to the recipe directions, except it was the first time I cooked with leeks and I think I used a little of the dark green parts. The magazine picture showed it as orange, and mine came out a little oniony, and green, but it was still good. I'd love reviews to see what you think.

Top Review by debbieltd

I also used lovetoeat's suggestions and added 1 chopped parnsip, 1 chopped carrot, some curry powder, coriander and then a little cayenne to heat things up. I also used 4 c. of homemade vegetable stock instead of chicken broth/water. It was a creamy delight that I topped with cilantro sprigs and a swirl of plain yogurt for the win! YUM!

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Directions

  1. Remove white papery skin from garlic head (do not peel or separate the cloves). Wrap in foil and bake at 350° for 1 hour. Cool 10 minutes.
  2. Separate cloves and squeeze to extract garlic. Discard skins.
  3. Heat oil in a large saucepan over med-high heat.
  4. Add leek & sauté for 5 minutes or until tender.
  5. Stir in garlic, squash, water, broth, salt & pepper. Bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until squash is tender.
  7. Place half the mixture in blender. Remove the center piece on blender lid to allow steam to escape. Cover the opening with a towel and blend until smooth.
  8. Repeat for remaining mixture.

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