Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sunday's Soup/Squish Squash Yellow Squash Soup

When I was growing up we ate tons of yellow squash. It grows well in a hot climate with sandy soil, so it was a vegetable that we had in abundance. There was squash casserole, sauteed squash, boiled and mashed squash, succotash, but never soup. Even with all I ate, I still love the mellow flavor, so I thought I would experiment a bit and I was really quite happy with the outcome.

The result was a creamy soup with lots of flavor. 

Squish Squash Yellow Squash Soup
printable recipe


6 large or 8 medium squash chopped
1 large Spanish onion chopped
1 yellow bell pepper chopped
3 large cloves garlic chopped
2 leeks chopped, white portion only
1 tablespoon fresh thyme chopped
2 cups vegetable broth
2 cups coconut milk
1/4 cup parmesan cheese shredded
1 poblano pepper seeded and chopped (optional) 
salt and black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil

Heat oil in a heavy bottom pot. Add onion, leeks, yellow bell pepper, and poblano pepper. Saute until tender. Add garlic and saute another minute to bring out the flavor of the garlic. 
Add squash, vegetable broth, thyme, salt, and black pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and cook until squash is tender, about 20 minutes. 
Using a hand held mixer, or blender, puree the soup mixture until smooth. Add coconut milk and parmesan cheese. Return to heat and heat until soup is warmed through. 

Serve and enjoy!

If you would like, the soup can be topped with fresh chopped chives, a little extra shredded parmesan cheese, and roasted pinenuts.

Not much is better than a nice warm bowl of soup in my hands :)


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  1. My late SO and I were unusually for us watching tv when suddenly live pictures came up off the first of the twin towers falling. We sat dazed for a moment, then grabbed the phone one of our dearest friends lives in NY. We had no idea how close she was, not knowing the States at all. We woke her and she watched the news in Long Island with her phone as we watched in the UK with ours.
    4 days later we flew to NY as previously planned, as Kathy said You were invited, the terrorists weren't.
    We went to raise awareness of a specific form of mental health attached to child abuse. It was stunning to see so many ordinary people from all walks of life uniting against the atrocity of 9/11 and looking to be aware of our cause too.
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    Thank You Rhonda for being brave enough in your blog to remind us from time to time of the side of life we'd many of us rather ignore. Yet at the same time you remind us of the simple beauty of life and share those humble people who need to be known off.
    Wishing you a joy filled week.
    Lucy, Kent~England