Spicy Butternut Squash Soup With Black Beans, Red Bell Pepper, A

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READY IN: 1hr 50mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven or toasted oven to 400F/200°C Cut butternut squash in half and use a sharp spoon to scoop out seeds. Place squash on a baking sheet and season with salt and fresh ground black pepper. Roast squash until it is soft enough to pierce easily with a fork, and starting to slightly brown, about 50-60 minutes. Let squash cool enough to handle.
  • While squash is roasting, chop onion and celery and mince the garlic. Heat olive oil in large non-stick soup pot and saute onions and celery until they're soft, about 7 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook 2-3 minutes more. Add 2 cups of vegetable broth and simmer the mixture about 10 minutes.
  • As soon as the squash has cooled enough to handle, scrape the flesh away with the skin and mix it with the other 4 cups of broth and the ground cumin. Add this mixture to the soup pot and simmer about 20 minutes; then use an immersion blender to puree the soup.
  • While the soup simmers, rinse the black beans well with cold water and let them drain in a colander. Chop the cilantro and red bell pepper. After you're pureed the soup add the beans, red bell pepper, and cilantro and simmer about 15-20 minutes more, adding a little more stock if you'd like a thinner soup. Stir in the Green Tabasco Sauce to taste and serve hot, garnished with low-fat sour cream or plain Greek yogurt, lime wedges, and tortilla chips if desired.
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