Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Fresh Ginger and Quinoa

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 butternut squash – peeled, seeded, and cubed
  • 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon butter

 

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Source : allrecipes.com

 

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