There are days when only soup will do; when we crave the soothing comfort of that warming slurp. The great thing about soup is that, with just a few cheap ingredients, you can make up a big healthy batch and keep it in the fridge for a quick snack and it’s perfect for freezing too. For a super speedy and healthy snack, whip up this simple sunshine bowl of soup; sure to brighten up any grey day
Carrot and Butternut Squash Soup
- 2 onions chopped
- 1 tbsp sunflower oil
- 1 butternut squash peeled and diced
- 4 carrots peeled and sliced
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme leaves only
- Salt and freshly crack black pepper
- 1.5 litres hot vegetable stock
- Parsley for garnishing
- Crème fraiche for garnishing
- In a large pan, fry the onions in oil until translucent and soft. Add squash and carrots and stir, cooking for a further 5 minutes. Add thyme and season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Pour over stock and bring to boil. Allow to simmer gently for 30 minutes, or until vegetables are cooked through.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Using a hand blender or a liquidiser, blend to a smooth soup. If too thick, add a little more stock until desired consistency is achieved.
- Divide soup into bowls and serve with a dollop of crème fraiche and parsley.