Daily Vegan Lunch for 18 January, 2013: Sweet Squash Soup

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This recipe is modified from Vitamix.com, where they have lots of great recipes even if you don’t have a Vitamix!
INGREDIENTS:

3 cups acorn squash
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, peeled and chopped (about 1.5 cups)
1/2 garlic clove, chopped roughly
2 cups vegetable broth
1 small apple, seeded and chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt

DIRECTIONS

Puncture squash and bake it at 375 degrees for one hour. Alternately, microwave squash for 8-10 minutes, just make sure to poke holes in it with a fork first!! I have exploded squashes in the microwave before. The sound scared the living daylights out of me and the cleanup was epic. I wait until the squash cools, sometimes overnight, and then I peel it with a potato peeler. Way easier than trying to peel it raw.

Saute onion and garlic until onion is clear and tender.

Add all ingredients to a Vitamix on the Soup setting or to a regular blender for 5-6 minutes, until the soup is pureed. If you used cold squash, reheat resulting soup in a sauce pan.

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