Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Fresh Ginger and Quinoa This is a healthy and complete winter food. For thicker soup, add a cubed potato with the squash. Also good served with some sour cream or yogurt.
Heat 1 tablespoon butter and olive oil together in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion until softened, 5 to 10 minutes. Add chicken broth, butternut squash, ginger, and cumin to onion and simmer over medium heat until squash is very soft, about 20 minutes.Advertisement
Pour squash mixture into a blender no more than half full. Cover and hold lid down; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Puree in batches until smooth. Season soup with salt and pepper.
Bring salted water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir 1 tablespoon butter into cooked quinoa and season with salt. Spoon quinoa into soup.
Per Serving: 244 calories; protein 6g; carbohydrates 40.1g; fat 8.1g; cholesterol 10.2mg; sodium 65.2mg.