It's a Sunday afternoon at the end of September. The sun is still shining but there's a crispness in the air. There is only one lunchtime recipe which will suit a day like today, and that's my favourite soup! This seasonal recipe is a hell of a lot more satisfying than canned soup and it's very easy to make. It's packed with healthy squash, and has a hint of metabolism boosting chilli. Basically, it's good for you and tastes amazing!
You will need:
1 butternut squash, medium sized
1 red pepper
1 fresh chilli
1 ltr of stock (I used chicken)
Chop the red pepper into large chunks, deseed the chilli and cut in to small pieces and add both to a pan over a low heat. Cover the pan and allow the pepper and chilli to sweat for 5 minutes. Use this time to mix up the stock.
When the peppers are softened, stir in the butternut squash flesh and heat through for a few minutes. Then pour over the stock and allow everything to simmer on a low heat with a lid on for 10 minutes.
Next up, you need to smooth the soup. I use a hand blender, but you could of course blitz it in a food processor - just be careful transferring the hot liquid.
I'm really looking forward to taking some to work for lunch tomorrow :) What's your favourite autumnal soup?
PS. I'm nearly at 100 Bloglovin' followers! I will be doing my first ever giveaway when I hit 100 :)
PPS. This post is an entry in the 1st edition Tiendo cooking competition 'Seasonal Recipes' - http://www.tiendeo.co.uk/Bath