Spiced Mexican Squash Stew

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Katzen

From Moosewood Daily Special - an authentic Mexican stew with pretty colours - gold, red, green, and yellow, and some heat, too! And it's vegetarian, to boot!

Top Review by jenne

Nice, fresh stew. . .not heavy as you would imagine. I did throw in some Mexican Oregano and some extra cinnamon. I also ended up adding some chicken bouillon and some Jugo Seasoning, as it was still a little too bland. I topped mine off with Queso Fresco, cilantro and a dollop of sour cream, all of which were great accents. UPDATE: This soup was even better the second time around (made it at lunch time, put it in the fridge and then served it for dinner); the squash soaked up some of the great flavors. THANKS! Made for ZWT5 for my teammate, Katzen.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place onions, garlic and salt in nonreactive soup pot. Cover and cook on medium heat for about 10 mins, stirring often, until the onions are translucent.
  2. Meanwhile, halve and peel the squash, scoop out and discard the seeds, and dice into 1/2 inch cubes. If you have 5 cups or more of cubed squash, increase water by 1/2 to 3/4 cup. Add the squash, jalapeno, cinnamon, cumin, and water to the soup pot and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes and bell peppers and cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until all of the vegetables are tender. Stir in the corn and return to a simmer. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Serve each bowl topped with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of grated cheese.

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