A soup so creamy that’s made without cream or potatoes? That’s how deliciously creamy this squash soup turned out. It was an unusually cool May afternoon earlier this week with cloudy skies and cool temperatures when I made this creamy squash soup for a belated Mother’s Day lunch I had with a couple of friends. I was originally planning on making a veggie dish to go with a few dishes my friends were bringing, but changed my mind and decided to make a pot of soup instead. I thought a steaming bowl of soup would be a welcome first course on a chilly May afternoon.
If you ask me what made this soup so creamy, I really don’t know. The only answer I can come up with is that I blended the soup in a blender until it was completely pureed, and maybe the combination of veggies played a role in the creamy texture too.
I served the soup in mugs so we could drink it on this chilly afternoon. My friends liked the soup so much that I decided to make it again for another lunch I hosted. But this time I served the soup in little cups for an amuse bouche style first course.
Served in mugs, bowls, cups or shot glasses, no matter the vessel this soup is going to taste delicious. For a creamy squash soup that is light and healthy give this wonderful squash soup a try!
Six Veggie Creamy Yellow Squash Soup
makes a large pot of 8-10 servings
- 3 yellow squash cut into small pieces
- 1 yellow bell pepper cut into small pieces
- 1 large juicy tomato finely cut
- 2 medium sized carrots, peeled and finely cut
- 1 large white onion finely cut
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- Salt and pepper
- 5 cups water, and 5 cups broth or 10 cups water
- Butter or olive oil
- In a large pot warm 3 tbsp butter or olive oil. Add the onions and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes until onions are translucent.
- Next add the tomatoes and cook the tomatoes until they are tender, about 5 minutes.
- Add all the carrots, bell peppers, and squash. Salt and pepper and 2 cups water. Cook covered for 10 minutes. Add 3 more cups of water and continue cooking the veggies until they are tender about 10 more minutes. Turn the stove off.
- Puree the vegetables in a blender. This will make the soup very thick. Pour it back in the pot and add 5 cups broth or water to thin the soup. Bring to a low boil. Taste and adjust for salt. Soup is ready!
- Serve warm.
A few pics of our Mother’s Day lunch with two friends:
Decorating with glorious May time flowers 💐🌷🌸🌺🌼🌿!
The table is set for a scrumptious lunch with dear friends.
A look at our lunch spread.
On the menu:
Six veggie creamy squash soup – Me
Scones – Rose
Roasted butternut squash salad with endive and apples – Rose
Idlis with Carrot chutney – Devi
Apple galette and Jam bars – Rose
Madelienes & fresh fruit – Me and madelienes from my neighbor Karen
Dessert and tea in the courtyard.
Happy Sunday Soup Day!