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Butternut Squash and Chickpea Soup with Saffron and Pecorino

© 2020 |

© 2020 |

This nourishing soup is made with butternut squash, chickpea, coconut cream, Italian hard cheese, and plenty of fresh ginger and saffron. It’s robust, has a lovely silky texture and super tasty. Serve this as a starter for a dinner party or a filling supper with crusty buttered bread when you need a bit of comfort. This soup keeps well in the fridge and is easy to freeze.

  • 1 Garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 pc 3-inch Fresh ginger root, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 50 g Butter, coconut oil or olive oil
  • 0.2 g Saffron powder
  • 600 g Butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 500 ml Homemade broth (vegetables, chicken or beef)
  • 150 g Cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed well under running water
  • 300 ml Coconut cream
  • Salt andfreshly cracked black pepper
  • A large pinch of nutmeg
  • 50 g Pecorino, grated
  • Pumpkin seed oil for garnish
  • Chives for garnish
  • Pepitas for garnish
  1. In a large heavy saucepan, sauté garlic and ginger in the butter over a low heat until aromatic. Add the saffron, pumpkin and half the broth, then cook over a low heat, with the lid on, until the pumpkin is almost cooked.
  2. Add the cooked chickpeas, the remaining broth, coconut cream and plenty of cracked black pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, with the lid on, and cook for about 15 minutes.
  3. Use an immersion blender to process the soup until smooth. Season with salt, then add nutmeg to taste. Stir in the grated Percorino cheese and ladle into soup cups. Drizzle some pumpkin seed oil over and top with a few chives and pepitas. | © 2020 | | © 2020 | | © 2020 |


The Exclusive Beauty Diary 22/9/20 09:39

I like how you put soup in cup and make that it look like delicious drink. Thank you for inspiration.

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yonosoymillenium 22/9/20 11:26

nunca habia visto esta receta, que intersante, quiero probarla 💙💙💙💙

Eva Taylor 22/9/20 11:33

What an interesting combination of flavours; the coconut milk and ginger sound warmly comforting and then the surprise of pecorino and saffron! Wow!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 22/9/20 14:09

I love the chickpea addition thats awesome idea !

Sherry's Pickings 22/9/20 15:41

this sounds like a splendid combo of flavours angie! i adore chickpeas. love your mugs too!

Mae Travels 22/9/20 16:07

Your photos look scrumptious! I would love that soup.

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Kitchen Riffs 22/9/20 16:19

Saffron and ginger sounds like a winner! Really fun combo of ingredients in this -- the flavor must be awesome. Thanks!

Jeff the Chef 22/9/20 16:40

What a quintessentially fall soup! I'll take the crusty bread option, thank you.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 22/9/20 17:23

Such a comforting soup and another delicious way to eat butternut squash. I'm in!

Anca 22/9/20 17:31

Wow, this looks so good and perfect for this time of year, with the autumn coming.

Nancy Chan 22/9/20 23:09

This is new to me. Looks beautiful and delicious.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 23/9/20 17:03

Such depth of flavor---and the color is gorgeous! This would be perfect on a chilly autumn day.

Izaa 23/9/20 18:39

I like such soups. Cute cups

foodtravelandwine 23/9/20 20:22

Amazing!...I will make it for sure!!......Abrazotes, Marcela

Lauren - 23/9/20 23:04

This looks delicious! Love that it's made with coconut milk, with the ginger and the saffron -- oo yum!

tigerfish 23/9/20 23:24

Coconut milk definitely elevate the aroma of this soup!

Raymund 24/9/20 05:19

This is an upgraded version of pumpkin soup! I love the use of butternut in this one, it will give it some nice flavours

Dahn @savorthebest 24/9/20 06:58

Great flavors Angie, this is comfort in a cup ;)

2pots2cook 24/9/20 13:14

Amazing autumn comforting week dinner ! Thank you Angie !

Pam 24/9/20 18:24

Yum! The soup looks delicious and I love your soup mugs.

gluten Free A_Z Blog 25/9/20 13:13

We are just beginning to see butternut squash at the local farms. This soup looks delicious and I love the presentation in mugs!

Catherine 27/9/20 03:28

Dear Angie, What a beautiful fall soup. It is perfect for Thanksgiving too. xoxo

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 30/9/20 02:14

Sounds like the perfect soup for the cooler weather.

Noob Cook 8/10/20 10:03

I love chunky soups! This is both nourishing and filling at the same time.


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