Caribbean Calabaza Soup

Vickie Parks

By
@Northwestgal

This Caribbean vegetarian soup recipe is quite different than the other recipes with similar titles that are already posted on various other sites. Calabaza (also called calabash) is a tropical squash with a slightly sweet flavor and firm texture, similar to the taste and texture of butternut or acorn squash.

The photo I posted isn't very good, I'm quite lacking in photography skills. I'm not even sure if you can tell it's soup inside the pot.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb
calabaza (calabash) squash, peeled and seeded (substitutes are butternut squash or acorn squash)
1 medium
green bell pepper, chopped
1 clove
garlic, minced
4
scallions, thinly sliced
6
thyme leaves
1 tsp
allspice
1 tsp
ground cumin
1 tsp
fenugreek seeds
` large
tomato, chopped
1 cup
coconut milk
6 cups
water
1 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1/4 tsp
chili pepper (or to taste)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place squash, bell pepper, garlic, scallions, thyme, allspice, cumin, genugreek, tomatoes, coconut milk and water in a large stockpot or Dutch oven. Let simmer 1 hour over low heat. Strain the liquid into a bowl, and allow the solids to cool. Puree the cooled solids until smooth.
2
Return the puree to the stockpot, and add the strained liquid. Simmer, uncovered, until it's reduced to a thick (almost syrupy) consistency.
3
Add the salt, pepper and chili pepper while the soup is simmering. Ladle into bowls, and serve hot.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Caribbean
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Low Fat, Low Carb
Other Tag: Healthy