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Amazon Bean Soup with Winter Squash & Greens

February/March 2006

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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).



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Amazon Bean Soup with Winter Squash & Greens

11 Reviews for Amazon Bean Soup with Winter Squash & Greens

09/26/2013
Anonymous
Yum! I used delicata and added barley

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!

Easy
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04/18/2013

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.

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10/18/2012
Anonymous
fantastic and easy to use substitute ingrediants

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!

very tasty and nutritious
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12/17/2011
Anonymous
Delicious and hearty on a cold day!

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!

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02/06/2011
Awesome!

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!

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