Butternut Pear Soup Recipe

Two weeks ago, I bought a butternut squash and never got around to using it. On Xmas Eve, I was thumbing through the latest issue of Food Magazine, saw this recipe and knew I had to make this for dinner.

This recipe really appealed to me because instead of heavy cream, the recipe uses a little bit of low-fat Greek Yogurt to give it a creamy look and texture. I was a little worried at first that the pears would make the soup too sweet, but I simply adjusted the seasonings until I got the flavour that I was looking for. 

Ingredients

2 tablespoons
Olive Oil
1  
Onion, Medium (diced)
1  
Butternut Squash (peeled, seeded and diced)
1 clove
Garlic (Crushed)
1 1⁄2  
Pears (peeled, seeded, and diced)
1⁄4 cup
Greek Yogurt
4 cups
Vegetable Stock

Instructions

1. In a medium pot, heat oil over medium high. Add onions and cook until translucent (6 minutes). Add squash, pears, and 4 cups of water and bring to boil. Reduce to a rapid summer and cook until squash is soft, 20 to 25 minutes.

2. In batches, fill a blender halfway with soup and puree with yogurt until smooth (transferring to a clean pot as you work). Season with salt and pepper: serve with chives and a drizzle of olive oil. Can be refrigerated for 5 days.

You will also need salt and pepper to taste, chives and a little more olive oil for garnish. 

Thanks to my fabulous friend Laura who staged and took this great shot. 

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Butternut Pear Soup Recipe

yield: 6 Servings  prep time: 20 minute(s)
cook time: 25 minute(s)  total time: 45 minute(s)

Ingredients

2 tablespoons
Olive Oil
1  
Onion, Medium (diced)
1  
Butternut Squash (peeled, seeded and diced)
1 clove
Garlic (Crushed)
1 1⁄2  
Pears (peeled, seeded, and diced)
1⁄4 cup
Greek Yogurt
4 cups
Vegetable Stock

Instructions

1. In a medium pot, heat oil over medium high. Add onions and cook until translucent (6 minutes). Add squash, pears, and 4 cups of water and bring to boil. Reduce to a rapid summer and cook until squash is soft, 20 to 25 minutes.

2. In batches, fill a blender halfway with soup and puree with yogurt until smooth (transferring to a clean pot as you work). Season with salt and pepper: serve with chives and a drizzle of olive oil. Can be refrigerated for 5 days.

You will also need salt and pepper to taste, chives and a little more olive oil for garnish. 

Thanks to my fabulous friend Laura who staged and took this great shot. 

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