Low Fat Butternut Soup

November 27, 2012 in Recipes by Admin

Serves: 4
Preparation time:
 10 minutes
Cooking time:
 40 minutes


1 tbsp olive oil
2 onions, peeled and sliced
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp cardamom seeds, toasted and ground
1 red chilli, finely diced
500g butternut, peeled and cubed
200ml orange juice
300ml fat free milk
500ml vegetable stock
handful fresh coriander leaves (optional)
freshly ground salt and black pepper to taste


  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan, add the onions and cook until translucent.
  • Add the garlic, cumin, cardamom and chilli. Cook for 2minutes.
  • Add the butternut and stir well to coat the spices evenly on the butternut.
  • Add the liquid and gently simmer until the butternut is soft. If using add the coriander.
  • Blend the soup until smooth; add seasoning if desired. Bring back to the boil and serve with fresh country bread.