Taste bud heaven!!!! Unbelieveable flavors!! I love the flavor of ground chipotle chile so I increased it to 3/4 tsp. and increased the ground cumin to 2 tsp. Love the spicy combination! Used a medium sized onion and increased finely chopped celery and carrots to 1 cup each. Added 1 large clove of grated garlic and 5 cups of broth. Tasted the soup before I began to puree it and was delighted with the textures of the spicy broth and the sweet layer of the butternut squash and cooked down veggies. I decided to leave it at that stage and did not puree it. I did not add the yogurt or the chives. Folks raved about the depth of flavor in the soup. We all may not be able to visit Rancho La Puerta Spa but we can enjoy the luxurious flavors of this soup that comes from their kitchen!!
Wonderful soup! Fed it to my co-workers got raves and requests for for recipe. Followed recipe (don't always) put dollops of Greek Yorgurt on top. You need to use the Smoked Chipolte Chilie. That's what gives it the smoky flavor.
muy delicioso! I love this recipe made it and my hubby looooved it! He will never go back to the can soup style. I added a can of 100% coconut milk and it made it creamier and had a really nice nutty flavour:) THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Zippy hearty delicious! Delicious. Like others I used 4 cups of broth instead of six. The exact salt & pepper measurements noted are perfect; once added they took the soup to a new level. My roommate added cinnamon to hers so I might try that for my next bowl.
I was thrilled with the outcome of this soup it was creamy spicy rich and overall a great success. I also only used four cups of vegetable broth and it was perfect. My boyfriend doesn't like celery so I replaced the celery stalks with two carrots and it was just fine.
Will make this again the flavor was excellent. I followed the recipe with the exception of using a different chile powder rather than the chipotle and only used 4 cups of vegetable broth so the soup had more body. I am also freezing some. I did use an immersion blender which works very well for this soup but left some chunks in it.
This was a really easy soup to make. I substituted chili powder for the chipotle and didn't have cloves so I used allspice and 4 cups of broth not 6. I used an immersion blender and when the vegetables were blended I added the 1/2 cup of yogurt and blended further to make it creamier. It was very good.
As with every recipe from your magazine that I have tried this one is a winner! It has more flavor than I imagined it would and is actually very hardy. I can't wait for my next issue. I made all of the tofu recipes in the June issue and one of them twice and they were all great! Thank you so much!!!
Just finished this and consensus in the family (including a 6 1/2 year old) was that it was really good! I substituted the chili powder for the chipotle (using the minimum amount just to keep the heat down for the kiddo) and decided to add 2T of brown sugar just for something different in hopes of keeping the kiddo from turning up her nose right away (and I think it worked). This will definitely be made again.
Baja Butternut Squash Soup This soup was just the ticket for a chilly Vermont afternoon accompanied by a whole wheat French bread dipped in olive oil and garlic. I mistakenly used 1/4 tsp of chipotle chile pepper instead of the recommended 1/8th but it added a great kick and greatly enhanced the soup's heating powers. Next time I'll use 4 cups of veggie broth rather than the 6 cups...and there will definitely be a next time! This constitutes 2 points plus on the Weight Watchers program...thank you for including the nutrition values! Pros: I love the 'cleanness' of this soup fresh veggies little or no fat Cons: Had it been slightly thicker it would have knocked our socks off!
Loved It! Husband looked at soup on the table and plainly wasn't excited - UNTIL he tasted it. After the first few bites he proclaimed it was the best soup he'd ever had! Asked if there was going to be leftovers of it. Clearly a hit! It is a fantastic tasting soup!! Pros: good flavor
Oh my yum!!! This is such a good thick creamy soup and the spice really kicks it up! (we love spice so I added 3/4 - 1 tsp of chipotle) and I had to add a pinch more of salt - hubby loved it too- bonus! Pros: easy