Golden Comfort Soup

I thought up this soup during a zoom church service, so the inspiration could be divine. It’s certainly delicious, easy, comforting, and welcomes many interpretations. I hope you find it inspiring. Serves 4-6.

2 cloves garlic, crushed

2 onions, chopped

2-3 T oil or butter

1 can chickpeas (garbanzos), drained

1 C peeled, cubed butternut squash

water or broth

salt & pepper

Optionals: cumin, ginger, milk or cream, olive oil for drizzling, herbs for topping.

Saute the garlic and onions until wilted. Add the drained chickpeas and squash. Add enough water/broth to cover about 2 inches. I added salt and a dash of cumin. Simmer uncovered until the squash is very tender (10-15 minutes). Make a puree, either in a food processor or an immersion mixer. Return to heat. You may (I did) add a dash of milk or cream to taste. Adjust seasoning. Serve as is or fancied up with a drizzle of olive oil or herb toppings. Serve, enjoy, feel good. I’m sure it freezes well.

Pamela Schoenewaldt, historical novels of immigration and the search for self in new worlds: WHEN WE WERE STRANGERS, SWIMMING IN THE MOON, and UNDER THE SAME BLUE SKY (all HarperCollins).

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One comment on “Golden Comfort Soup
  1. Iosifina says:

    Oooh, this sounds divine…ly inspired. I will definitely try it.


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