Roasted Squash Soup and Chili Lime Pepitas

Comfy Belly: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

I’ve reached squash nirvana with butternut squash. It is THE squash for all my orange squash needs, including pies, roasted veggies, and now soup.

Comfy Belly: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash is the one of the stranger shaped objects on my kitchen counter—whether standing up or on its side, it’s unusual at best. That never stopped me. It offers a solid punch of orange-food vitamins and it’s quite gentle on your inner sanctum. It’s loaded with vitamin A and C, with some iron and calcium thrown in for good measure. It’s not acidic, unlike citrus fruits with a similar vitamin profile, which makes it quite gentle on sensitive digestive systems.

Another amazing thing that I’ve yet to prove false: it seems to last for months without going bad. I’ve used a butternut squash up to 3 months old, so I’m not sure how much longer it can last, but I do store it in a dry, cool, slightly dark place.

Comfy Belly: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Comfy Belly: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

As for the pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds), these can be made any time, and they’re a great complement to the soup, or just munch on them while you’re making this soup. These pepitas are light and crunchy, with a little kick from the chili and lime. Top the soup off with a spoonful of yogurt, tahini, pesto, or a drizzle of flavored oil. Enjoy!

Comfy Belly: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

 

 

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    Posted in Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, Low-Sugar, Nut-Free, Paleo, SCD, Snacks, Soup, Vegetarian, Wheat-Free  |  5 Comments

    5 Responses to Roasted Squash Soup and Chili Lime Pepitas

    1. Sheila Holland says:

      Thanks so much for the new recipes. Just took the seeds out of the oven and think they will make a wonderful snack. Let’s face it, if you are SCD, one thing you miss is a crunchy snack! Looking forward to trying your version of the soup, too.
      Thanks for such a great blog!
      Sheila

    2. Looks delicious! The chili lime pepitas would make this even more fantastic!

      Would love for you to link up to Wonderful Food Wednesday this week.

      Kerrie
      http://www.familyfoodandtravel.com

    3. KimH says:

      Yum.. I havent had good chili lime pepitas since I was a kid. My family used to go to Mexico to our favorite restaurant every other weekend and they had the BEST! I can find roasted pepitas but not like these.. YUM! Thanks for both of the great recipes.. Looking forward to trying them both out..

      BTW, I’ve had butternut squash last for a year in my basement.. and then I’ve had others go south in a couple months.. depends on lots of conditions including growing, harvesting, and storage. :)

      • Erica says:

        Thanks Kim. I’ve heard many squash and root veggies can last quite a while in a cold, humid storage area, especially in a root cellar-type storage setup.

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