Hearty Butternut Squash, Spinach & Potato Soup with Mirepoix Vegetables

It’s cold in many parts of the country, so it’s definitely “soup weather”. Today on #LunchBreakLIVE, Lisa Karlan from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is making a “Hearty Butternut Squash, Spinach & Potato Soup with Mirepoix Vegetables and Fresh Thyme.” #JaneUnChained

Hearty Butternut Squash, Spinach and Potato Soup with Mirepoix Vegetables and Thyme

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 oz butternut squash, cubed Trader Joe’s
  • 1 lb fingerling potatoes, cut into fork sized pieces, Trader Joe’s Teeny Tiny Potatoes
  • 5 – 6 garlic cloves, smashed and minced, set aside for 10 min before use to allow the “allicin” to form, Trader Joe’s Premium Peeled Garlic
  • 1/2 c water or vegetable broth (to sauté celery, carrots and onions)
  • 1/2 c celery, diced
  • 1/2 c carrots, diced
  • 1/2 onions, diced
  • 1/2 tsp onion salt, Trader Joe’s Onion Salt
  • 1 tsp each of dried: parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
  • 1 quart organic low sodium vegetable broth, Trader Joe’s or any other brand
  • fresh squeezed juice from 1 -2 Meyer lemons,
  • 6 oz fresh baby spinach
  • 2 – 3 T fresh thyme
  • 1 -2 cups Miso – Ginger Broth, Trader Joe’s

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a saucepan, boil squash and potatoes until they are fork tender, about 15 min
  2. In 1/2 c water or broth, sauté onions, carrots and celery until onions are translucent about 7 min
  3. Add in the onion salt and dried parsely, sage, rosemary and thyme
  4. After vegetables are sautéed, add all the vegetable broth to the vegetables, let simmer on medium heat for 3 min
  5. Next add the drained squash, potatoes and garlic to the saucepan with the carrots, onions and celery and simmer for another 3 min.
  6. Add lemon juice, a little at at time to adjust the taste
  7. Gently fold in the spinach and TURN OFF the heat
  8. Add the fresh thyme
  9. When slightly cooled, stir in the miso, ginger broth
  10. Enjoy

IMG_1437Some of the ingredients for Lisa’s Hearty Butternut Squash, Spinach and Potato Soup with Mirepoix Vegetables and Thyme

 

Screen Shot 2017-11-26 at 8.55.23 AMTrader Joe’s Cut Butternut Squash

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