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Butternut Squash Soup (Milk-free)

Submitted by Moya Berry 15 February 2011

Quick to make, this is a low fat soup is rich in beta-carotene and vitamin C.  Both vitamins boost the immune system and the beta-carotene is beneficial in protecting mucosal surfaces in the mouth, throat and lungs.

It freezes well.



1 medium butternut squash, peeled and chopped

1½  litre (3 pints)  water

100g/4 oz  red lentils

1 large onion, peeled and chopped

2 parsnips, peeled and chopped

2  vegetable stock cubes

Optional:  1 generous tsp ground ginger or ground cumin

6 Tbs  hummous


1)    Place the water, lentils and stock cubes in a saucepan and bring to the boil.

2)    Add the chopped vegetables (and optional spices) to the water.  Simmer for 20-25 minutes until all the vegetables are soft.

3)    Liquidise the soup.

4)    Serve with a dollop of hummus and sprinkled with freshly chopped chives, parsley or coriander.

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