Packed with superfood watercress, it is bursting with vitamins and minerals. So not only will help keep those nasty winter colds at bay, it's as comforting as a thick pair of bed socks.
Spiced squash & watercress soup
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion chopped
- 900g butternut squash, wash, deseeded and cut into chunks
- ½ tsp dried chilli flakes
- 600ml vegetable stock
- 100g watercress, roughly chopped
- 3 tbsp creme fraiche
Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion and sauté for 2 mins. Add the squash, stir well then cover with a lid. cook for 2 mins.
Stir in the chilli and stock, then bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 15mins or until the butternut squash is tender.
Transfer to a blender and whizz until smooth. Return the soup to the saucepan and add the watercress and creme fraiche.
Season to taste. Gently reheat before serving with crusty bread.
Per serving: 169 calories, 8.0g fat, 3.3g saturates, 21.0g carbohydrate, 4.0g protein, 4.9g fibre, 0.97g salt
Contains and over a third of the RDA for vitamin C and counts as two of your 5-a-day
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