I want to love squash but it just isn't that simple. Not as strong as my tomato aversion but along those lines.
I got to love tomatoes after spending a summer in a small village in Greece, where the only salad available was tomatoes. Just tomatoes. And salt. And these tomatoes were nothing like this city-bred gal had ever seen. They were so sweet and juicy and delicious, there was no way not to love them. Now I only eat lovely Green Market ones.
I am submitting this to Souper Sundays over at Kahakai Kitchen.
Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
Serve 8. Adapted from Health.
2 tablespoons vegan butter
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large garlic clove, smashed and peeled
1 honey crisp apple, peeled and chopped
1 small to medium butternut squash, peeled and cubed
4-5 sage leaves
Salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper
1 dash ground nutmeg
1 dash cayenne pepper
3 dashes chili powder
2 cups vegetable broth
1 can coconut milk
1. Melt butter in large saucepan or Dutch oven, over medium heat. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes. Add garlic and apple; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add squash and next 6 ingredients; stir 30 seconds or until well-combined. Add broth, and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 20 minutes or until squash and vegetables are tender. Add milk.
2. Place half of soup in blender. Remove center of blender lid (to let steam escape); secure lid. Place clean towel over opening to avoid splatters; blend until smooth. Pour into bowl. Or use a hand mixer right in the saucepan, blending all ingredients and serve warm.