It’s soup season, folks! Celebrate properly by pulling out your coziest sweater, slipping on your favorite socks, and curling up with a bowl of this Winter Squash and Chard Soup (even though it’s not super cold in Florida, we can still pretend!). Winter squash comes in so many shapes, sizes, varieties, and textures! Use a couple of different varieties in this recipe to add greater dimension and keep things fresh. This soup is densely nutritious with a host of veggies and spices. It even calls for a little hot sauce to kick things up a notch! Gluten-free and vegan, this recipe will satisfy all kind of diets as you cook your way through the flavors of the season.
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 large leek, halved and sliced
- 2 teaspoons salt, divided
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 medium carrots, diced
- 3 ribs celery, diced
- 4 teaspoons Herbs de Provence
- 2 pounds winter squash, peeled and cubed
- 1-15 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 6 cups vegetable broth
- 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
- 1 bunch chard, stemmed and chopped
- Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add leek, garlic, and ½ teaspoon salt, and cook, stirring frequently until softened, 3 minutes. Add carrots, celery and Herbs de Provence. Cover and cook, removing lid to stir often until the vegetables are starting to soften, 5 minutes.
- Add squash, tomatoes, broth, Sriracha sauce, and remaining salt and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer. Cook until the squash is tender, but not falling apart, about 15 minutes.
- Add chard and continue to cook until chard has wilted, 2 minutes. Adjust seasoning to taste and serve.
GLUTEN-FREE, VEGAN • TOTAL TIME: 60–70 MIN • SERVES 6
Recipe provided by INFRA.