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Butternut squash and lime soup

Butternut squash and lime soup

This quick, simple and healthy soup makes a perfect lunch - just add bread and butter. It freezes brilliantly too.

Ingredients

Preparation method

  1. Heat the olive oil and the butter in a large saucepan, add the onion, cover and fry gently for 3-4 minutes.

  2. Add the butternut squash and continue to cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  3. Add the vegetable stock cubes with 750ml/1¼ pint water and the milk and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for six minutes, or until the butternut squash is tender.

  4. Transfer to a blender and pulse until smooth.

  5. Taste, and add more salt and pepper if required. Finish with a little lime juice.

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