Butternut Squash Lentil Soup with Garlic & Sea Salt Pita Chips


Author Notes: Lentil soup revamped with a fall attitude. Inspired by Matters of the BellySarah {Thyme to Eat}

Serves: 6-8

Ingredients

Butternut Squash Lentil Soup

  • 4 tablespoons ghee/butter/oil of choice
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup butternut squash, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced or grated garlic
  • 2 cups red lentils
  • 1 large tomato, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 5 cups water

Garlic & Sea Salt Pita Chips

  • 12 mini whole wheat pitas
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • olive oil
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Melt the ghee/butter in a large pot. Add the onions, carrots, garlic, potatoes, and butternut squash. Cook for about 5-7 minutes, until vegetables start to soften.
  2. Add the tomatoes, lentils, and spices. Add salt and pepper. Cook for a minute or two, until fragrant. Add the stock and water and bring to a boil. Once it starts boiling, cover and simmer for about 45 minutes. Puree with an immersion blender or blend in a blender (in batches). Adjust the salt level to your liking.
  3. For the pita chips, preheat oven to 450°F. Place the mini pitas or torn pieces on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil (both sides of the pita bread). Sprinkle with sea salt and garlic powder. Bake for about 6-8 minutes until browned and crisp. Serve with lentil soup.

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Reviews (2) Questions (0)

2 Reviews

Mary S. December 2, 2016
It mentions a tomato in the ingredient list but then a potato in the directs. Wondering which one to go with. Will try it out!<br />
 
Author Comment
Sarah {. December 2, 2016
Hello Mary, there are actually both potatoes and tomatoes in this recipe. So sorry for the mistake and confusion. Please head over to my blog to get the correct ingredients and directions. <br />http://www.thymetoeatblog.com/butternut-squash-lentil-soup-with-garlic-sea-salt-pita-chips/