Squash soup

This soup recipe is a starting point guide: you could use other types of squash and add other crops such as carrot (we do). Also you can use the quantities that you have harvested. It will always be a tasty warming soup, BUT sometimes it will turn out especially delicious, so enjoy!


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1-2 red chillies, deseeded and chopped, or a big pinch of chilli powder.
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds, crushed
  • 1 butternut squash, about 750g (1lb 10oz), peeled, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled, roughly chopped
  • 2 tomatoes skinned and sliced
  • 1.7 litres (3 pints) hot vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pan, add the onion and fry until soft. Add the chillies (or chilli powder) and coriander seeds and fry for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add the squash, potatoes and tomatoes and cook gently on a low heat for about 20 minutes. Add the hot stock then cover the pan and bring to the boil. Simmer gently for 15 minutes, the vegetables should then be nice and soft.
  3. Whizz the soup in the pan with a hand blender (let it cool a bit first!), or you could use a food processor. Add the seasoning and reheat to serve.
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