This butternut squash soup is silky and rich with the addition of coconut milk. Each serving is allowed a couple of seared scallops and is topped with pumpkin seeds, cilantro and lime peel for an added wow-factor.

Diabetic Living Magazine
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Thaw scallops, if frozen. Rinse scallops and pat dry with paper towels; set aside.

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  • Coat an unheated large saucepan with cooking spray; heat pan over medium heat. Add leeks. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and ginger. Cook and stir for 1 minute more.

  • Add broth and squash to leek mixture. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 15 minutes or until squash is tender. Remove from the heat and cool slightly.

  • Transfer squash mixture to a blender or food processor. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Return mixture to the saucepan. Stir in coconut milk and cayenne pepper. Heat through over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally (do not boil).

  • In a small bowl, combine coriander, salt and black pepper. Sprinkle evenly over scallops. Coat an unheated indoor grill pan or large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add scallops to grill pan or skillet. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until scallops are opaque, turning once halfway through cooking.

  • To serve, ladle soup into four serving bowls. Float two scallops on each serving of soup. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds (if using), cilantro and lime peel (if using).

Nutrition Facts

234.3 calories; protein 9.8g 20% DV; carbohydrates 38.7g 13% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 5.1g 21% DV; sugars 7.4g; fat 5.9g 9% DV; saturated fat 3.6g 18% DV; cholesterol 13.6mg 5% DV; vitamin a iu 23378.6IU 468% DV; vitamin c 50.8mg 85% DV; folate 94.8mcg 24% DV; calcium 136.4mg 14% DV; iron 3.5mg 20% DV; magnesium 98.2mg 35% DV; potassium 956.7mg 27% DV; sodium 614.4mg 25% DV.

Reviews (2)

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  • 5 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2019
This really was an exceptional soup. What a great taste. There were 5 of us and everyone loved it. I didn't have pepitas so I roasted sunflower seeds. that was good too. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2018
Gourmet quality! Delicious soup...would serve it to company! Prep and cooking times are accurate. Well worth the effort! Read More