SQUASH SOUP WITH
BY RACHEL ZIERZOW
THIS SWEET, CREAMY VEGAN SOUP IS A WARMING ADDITION TO
YOUR HOLIDAY TABLE. IT CAN BE SERVED IN BOWLS FOR A SIT-DOWN DINNER PARTY OR IN SHOT GLASSES FOR AN APPETIZER.
1 organic yellow onion, diced
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
pinch sea salt
4 cups organic butternut squash, cubed
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, minced, divided
spring or filtered water
sea salt, to taste
4 tablespoons coconut milk (optional for garnish)
In large soup pot, sauté onion in olive oil and a pinch of sea salt until translucent.
Add butternut squash and 1 tablespoon rosemary and coat with onion mixture.
Add enough water to barely cover the squash, cover, and bring to a boil. Turn heat
to low and cover. Simmer until squash is soft, about 10-15 minutes.
Purée with food mill, blender, or immersion blender. Season to taste with sea salt.
Simmer for another 5 minutes to let salt incorporate into the dish.
Garnish with chopped fresh rosemary and a drizzle of coconut milk.
Variation: garnish with toasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas).
Rachel Zierzow is a macrobiotic chef specializing in healing whole foods and remedies and has been a lead cooking
instructor at The Natural Epicurean since 2007. Her goal as a teacher is to inspire and empower students of all ages
to restore balance in their lives through cooking beautiful and nourishing meals. She is a graduate of The Natural Epicurean
and has BA in Biology and MA in Ecology and Evolution.
The Natural Epicurean is a professional culinary program devoted to consciously cooking a health-supportive, plant-based
diet. We embrace a holistic view of health that takes physical, energetic, mental, emotional, societal and environmental
influences into consideration, and believe diet can bolster health on all these levels. Located in Austin, Texas, the next chef
training program begins January 7. Naturalepicurean.com
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