Monday, 11 April 2016

butternut squash soup with crispy chickpeas.



Bloody hell I love soup. I've gone a bit soup mad lately. I find it really comforting to make and eat, and you can make a whole batch and keep it in your fridge or freezer for a speedy meal. 

Most of my soups start out in the same way, but a few changes to the spices and a couple of extra additions make this one a little bit more special! 

Read on for the recipe.






INGREDIENTS:

• 2 butternut squashes
• 5 cloves of garlic, sliced
• 1 large red onion, roughly chopped
• a few sprigs of fresh thyme
• 1/2 tsp ground cumin
• 1 tsp paprika
• 1 tsp chilli powder
• 2 tsp ground ginger
• a good grind of pepper
• veg stock cube
• pinch of chilli flakes
• creme fraiche
• chickpeas


METHOD:

• Peel, de-seed and chop the butternut squashes, and pop in the oven for about half an hour, or until the flesh is tender.
• In a large pan, add the garlic, onion, thyme and spices and soften in a little water. Add more water if anything starts to stick.
• Add the tender butternut to the pan, with the veg stock & enough water to just cover. Simmer for 10 minutes.
• Blend the soup, adding more water if you prefer your soup thinner. Add salt if needed.
• Dry fry the chickpeas for 5-10 minutes.
• Serve with a dollop of creme fraiche, a pinch of chilli flakes, thyme and the chickpeas. 


Sooo warming and tasty, and it's nice having something in there to contrast the smooth soup. 

As always, let me know if you make this!





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9 comments

  1. Butternut squash soup is one of my favourite winter warmers. Such a wonderful treat after a bit of a wet day. I've never thought about adding chickpeas before, so will give that a go next time. :)

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  2. Butternut squash is my all time favourite soup. I love making it, in fact I love making any soup. So easy, you can't really go wrong!
    I'll definitely give the chickpeas a go next time

    Tamsyn Elizabeth | Peaches and Bear

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  3. This looks super yummy and healthy - definitely going to give this a try, I love soup!

    Lucy | Forever September

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  4. This sounds so good! Thanks for sharing. =^-^=

    Sam | Momentarily Dreaming

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  5. Mmm this looks so yummy! Definitely adding it to my recipe folder :) Thanks Lyzi! xx

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  6. This looks incredible! I love butternut squash soup and adding chickpeas is absolute genius! Can't wait to make it myself!

    xx, Caitlin
    www.wandererandwolf.com

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  7. This looks incredible, definitely one to try!

    Maria xxx

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  8. okay, I am absolutely drooling. I will be making this tomorrow <3 thanks for sharing. SO glad to have found your blog <3

    kynialikethecountry.blogspot.com

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