Friday, November 6, 2009

Apple Butternut Squash Soup

This soup recipe was found on the Vita-Mix website. A great tasting fall soup recipe to share. If you don't already own a Vita-Mix, I highly recommend it. Call 800-848-2649. You will get free standard shipping by using code: 06-004632

Yield: 5 cups (1.2 l)
Speed: Variable to High Time: 5-6 minutes

3 cups (420 g) butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 small onion
1/2 garlic clove, peeled
10.5 ounces (315 ml) low sodium vegetable, chicken, or beef broth
1/4 cup (30 g) whole wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 large apple, quartered

1. Steam squash in a steamer or microwave. Saute onion and garlic in oil until onion is clear and tender. Set aside. 2. Place chicken broth, flour, thyme, salt and into the Vitamix container and secure the lid. 3. Select Variable 1. 4. Turn machine on and quickly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High. 5. Blend for 5-6 minutes or until mixture starts to thicken. 6. Reduce speed to Variable 5 and remove the lid plug. 7. Carefully add squash, onion mixture and apple to the Vitamix container and replace the lid plug. 8. Increase speed to Variable 10, then to High. 9. Blend for an additional 30 seconds. Serve immediately.

Note: Serve with sour cream or yogurt.

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