Squash Chowder with Kale and Corn

  • Yield 6 to 8 servings

Healthy vegetables are simmered in a combination of apple juice and vegetable broth giving this soup a great flavor!

Ingredients

3 cups peeled, diced winter squash (1 1/2 pounds butternut, calabaza or hubbard)
1 cup diced onions
1 cup diced carrots
1/2 cup diced celery
1/2 cup peeled and diced apple
1 1/2 cups apple juice
1 1/2 cups water or vegetable broth
1 ear corn, kernels cut from cob, or 1/2 cup frozen
1 1/2 cups coarse-chopped kale
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Place squash, onions, carrots, celery, apples, apple juice and water or vegetable broth in a large saucepan over high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 40 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add corn, kale, salt and pepper and continue to cook 2 minutes. Soup can be served as is or, for a thicker soup, puree 1 1/2 cups of the vegetable mixture in a blender or food processor fitted with the metal blade. Return puree to saucepan.

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