Acorn Squash Soup with Roasted Kale and Pinenuts

Acorn Squash Soup with Roasted Kale and Pinenuts
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 114.9
  • Total Fat: 8.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.3 mg
  • Sodium: 78.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 2.8 g

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Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    2 small-medium acorn squashes
    3-4 leaves kale, thick stems trimmed and chopped to 2-inch pieces
    2-3 tablespoons olive oil
    1 cup vegetable stock
    1/2 cup whole milk or half-and-half
    sprinkle of sea salt or coarse kosher salt
    pinch of nutmeg (optional)
    about 1/2 cup pine nuts
    salt and pepper to taste


Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds and discard or reserve for another use. Grease a baking tray with a tablespoon or two of the olive oil and place squashes cut side-down. Roast for about 30 minutes or until the squash is tender when poked (depending on size/shape of your squash). Let cool completely. Scoop out flesh from the skins and discard skin. Combine the squash with the vegetable stock and process with a hand blender or by transfering until smooth. Bring to a simmer in a medium pot and season with salt and pepper to taste, adding the optional nutmeg if desired. Once seasoning is correct, add the milk or half-and-half and heat through completly.

Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Toss the kale pieces with about 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and a sprinkle of coarse salt. Spread across a baking tray in an even layer and bake for about 1-2 minutes, or until loud crackling is heard. Carefully rotate the kale with tongs or by shaking the pan (carefully, itís hot!). Place back in the oven and cook another 1-2 minutes, or until some pieces are just browned. Let cool. Top the soup with a handful of the kale chips and a sprinkle of the pine nuts.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LOVEYDUB.

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