Yum! I used delicata squash since that's what I had in the house and it worked great. My husband balks at anything too soup-like so I usually find a way to bulk any soup into a stew. I added 2 cups uncooked quick-cooking barley at the end and voila, stew!
Amazon Bean Soup with Winter Squash & Greens
From EatingWell: February/March 2006
Shaped like a flattened drum, buttercup squash most closely resembles the local squash used in this comforting hearty soup from northern Brazil. It has a dark green peel, a grayish turban-shaped top and dense orange flesh. Hubbard, butternut or delicata squashes could also be used. Instead of the lip-numbing Brazilian green jambu, we have used spinach. For a more festive look, serve in a roasted squash half (see Tip).
11 Reviews for Amazon Bean Soup with Winter Squash & Greens
I've made this soup twice in the past week. We are trying to eat gluten, sugar, lactose and soy free so this recipe was perfect and very delicious. I used butternut squash and used a potato peeler to peel the skin off before I cut it up. It really worked slick. I cooked up my own pinto beans the first time and used canned the second. There was no difference in the taste.
This is a fantastic soup that can be easily and deliciously substituted with local, available ingredients....any local winter squash or combo of hard winter squashes.....any kind of beans works well----black, white, red, pink or brown without loss of nutrtion.....the roasted squash bowl is a great presentation but does not need to be done to enjoy this soup!
The flavors in this soup are so tasty! I skipped the squash bowl and used butternut squash. I love the fact that this recipe is so healthy and tasty at the same time. This will be a regular for me!
I made this for dinner tonight and the only things I changed were I substituted red kidney beans for the pinto and used butternut squash. It came out really great and tasted like I used a lot more spices than I actually did. The lime also really adds great flavor!