Wednesday, October 08, 2008

VeganMoFo - Seasonal Soup and Salad

This is my own recipe and my favorite way to eat pumpkin soup. It’s thick and hearty with a smooth squash puree and whole lentils mixed in for texture contrast.

Butternut Squash & Lentil Soup

1 medium onion, chopped
1 T. oil
1 c. water
1 medium butternut squash, diced (about 2 cups)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 T. dried parsley
1 t. dried oregano
½ t. red chili flakes
salt & pepper to taste
3 cups vegetable broth
½ cup yellow or brown lentils
1 T. tahini
paprika for garnish

Saute the onion in the oil until soft and lightly brown.

Add the water and squash and cook 10 minutes.

Add the garlic, red chili flakes, oregano, salt and pepper, and parsley, and cook 1 minute.

Add the broth and cook until the squash is soft.

In the meantime, cook the lentils just until done.

Puree the squash, then add in the tahini; mix well.

Mix in the cooked lentils.

Serve hot and garnish with paprika.


I tried to make a Halloween salad to go with it. Does it look anything like a cute little witch?


I'm not very artistic.

28 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Comforting soup - yum!!

CUTEST. SALAD. EVER.

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allularpunk said...

bwah! love your witchy salad! and that soup looks so comforting and lovely.

Ricki said...

Just thinking I should make some lentil soup, and here you are!

What do you mean, not artistic? That witch is perfect!!!

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Judy said...

Mmm this looks like a tasty soup. I love pumpkin so much in anything really - it may be my favourite fall flavour. And thanks for the idea of adding lentils to a soup, I will do that next time.

shellyfish said...

Your which is just too adorable! You *are* artistic! And that soup sounds like one of my favourites - just perfect.

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Ha! That salad is hilarious. And that soup sounds so good right now.

vegan addict said...

Your salad totally made my night! I think you have amazing artistic talent, seriously! I'm still smiling... The soup looks delicious, I will be making that soon. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Amey said...

Diann!!!
That salad is so wonderful!! No need to apologize for your artistic skills. That salad is delightful.

Also, thanks for sharing your soup recipe. I've got a bunch of butternut squash in the garden, so I'll save this recipe for when they're ready to be harvested.

:)

Veg-a-Nut said...

The salad is so cool. I really need to put on my thinking cap and get some halloween food up on my blog! Your soup sounds so good!

Bethany said...

that salad is awesome. so cute. playing w/ your food does pay off. that witch's hair has lots of body. must have taken her hours to get all those foils.

Celine said...

are you kidding me? not artistic?? I'd give my right arm for such a cool salad!

mr.sound and mrs.sound said...

Booh! hehe! I like your scary witch. Advance happy halloween. Trick or treat?
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jessy said...

i think you're artistic! :) that witch is bad ass! i never would have thought to do something like that - how creative! and she looks great!

the soup sounds wonderful. i really like the combination of squash & lentils! and thank you for the recipe, too! yay!

Usha said...

The soup is delicious and your salad is so cute...how very creative :)

evestirs said...

very creative salad! :)

Happy Herbivore! said...

who doesnt love butternut squash soup!? I love the idea of adding lentils to it though! you rock---and I have lentils and butternut on hand. woohoo! p.s. that salad, so adorable.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I knew it was a witch before I read it, so you're more artistic than you think ;o).

And the soup is a combination of my two favorite soups ever, so I'm copying down the recipe!

Erica said...

It does look like a witch, but almost more like Cloris Leachman :D (I have no clue how to spell her name)

River said...

OMG you ARE so artistic!! I absolutely LOVE that witch salad! YAY for Halloween food!
Thanks for your nice comment on my Halloweegan Peppers! :)

Sanja said...

That sounds like an excellent combination, lentils and pumpkin!

The salad is cute!

erica said...

Thanks Diann! I'm only having them about once a week, it's still VERY weird.

Meg Wolff said...

TxVegan,
You ARE very artistic. Cute "witch" salad. I really like the idea of lentils in squash soup too.

Holler said...

Your witchy salad did make me laugh :D

funwithyourfood said...

hey that is WAY artistic.. haha I like it :)

and I can't find your email address.. I can send ya some recipes! theadorababcock at gmail dot com

Teddy

funwithyourfood said...

PS
how sad are you that Dabha Joy closed?! I'd only been once but it was great vegan baked goods

Jeni Treehugger said...

LOVE IT!!!