Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
This comes from a great book. Cooking Like a Goddess by Cait Johnson. The "sisters" are corn, squash, and beans. This is a hearty vegetable stew that'll warm you body and soul after a crisp fall day of raking leaves. Pair with crusty bread and apple cider, mmmmm. I've served this with great success at quite a few pot-lucks.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 -2 cup water or 1 -2 cup vegetable broth or 1 -2 cup chicken broth
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 3 -4 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 large carrot, cut into 1 inch chunks
- 3⁄4 cup butternut squash, cubed (you can find squash already peeled and cubed in the frozen food section)
- 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained (or any other beans)
- 1 cup frozen corn kernels
- 1 teaspoon dried sage (gives an earthy flavor)
- 1 dried chipotle chile (or 1 teaspoon chipotle powder or to taste)
- 1⁄4 cup fresh parsley, chopped (or 1 tablespoon dried parsley)
- In a large stew pot, heat the olive oil.
- Add the onion and stir to coat with oil.
- Saute until golden, then add garlic, carrot, squash, beans, corn, sage, chipotle, and salt. Add broth a bit at a time until you are satisfied with the consistency.
- Simmer until squash is tender, then add chopped parsley and stir.
- Serve hot.
- I often sustitute a 10 oz. package of frozen pureed squash for the cubed squash for a smoother texture.
My mom introduced me to this soup. We love it! I go easy on the Chipotle because my 3yo doesn't like spicy, so I just add a few sprinkles and add some paprika and thyme. Also, I add some chopped frozen spinach to it (about 8oz) and about a 1/4 - 1/2 bulgur. Makes the soup a bit more filling. Great find!
Excellent stew, very filling, too. I love anything involving squash. Before serving, I took my stick blender to the pot and pureed a bit of the soup. Not all of it, mind you, but just enough to give it a smoother texture.
I liked this well enough, so did my boyfriend. But something seemed to be missing. I cooked it in the crock pot while I was at work, maybe that's what did it I should try it on the stovetop next time. The chipotle chile really made it good, I added 2 instead of 1 though. Thank you so much for sharing it Kitsune!