Butternut Squash and Red Pepper Soup

Serves
6 people
Cook time
20 mins.
Prep time
10 mins.

BENEFIT

This delicious soup is high in Vitamin C to boost your immune system. It is also a source of Vitamin E which acts an antioxidant to protect cell membranes and support the immune system of your growing baby.

Ingredients

  • 1 carrot
  • 2 red peppers
  • 1 onion (large)
  • 750g butternut squash
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 vegetable stock cubes

Directions

  1. Peel and chop the carrots, onion and butternut squash.
  2. De-seed the peppers and chop.
  3. Peel the garlic and crush.
  4. Heat a large saucepan and add the olive oil.
  5. Add all your chopped vegetables and mix.
  6. Cook for roughly 10 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften.
  7. Make up the stock cubes with 2 litres of boiling water.
  8. Add to the saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring occasionally.
  9. Reduce the heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  10. Remove from heat and blend using a hand blender or liquidiser.

BENEFIT

This delicious soup is high in Vitamin C to boost your immune system. It is also a source of Vitamin E which acts an antioxidant to protect cell membranes and support the immune system of your growing baby.

High in:

  • Vitamin C
TIP

Make up a large batch and store in the fridge for easy lunches during the week. Serve with some wholemeal bread.