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Squash Aduki Chestnut Soup

This healthy soup recipe is perfect on a chilly day! Full of delicious naturally sweet squash and chestnuts, hearty aduki beans, as well as nourishing kale, it will warm you to the bone. Better yet? It’s a one pot meal that can be thrown together quickly, and it’s good for you too! This easy soup recipe is wonderful for those with gluten, dairy, and other allergies.

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Squash Aduki Chestnut Soup
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1 leek, washed and chopped
  • 1 cup butternut or acorn squash, peeled and cubed
  • 2 quarts chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup aduki beans, cooked
  • 1 cup chestnuts, cooked
  • 1 head kale, chopped
Instructions
  1. In a large soup pot, warm oil over medium-high heat
  2. Sauté leek for 10 minutes until soft
  3. Add squash and sauté for 5 minutes
  4. Pour stock into pan and bring to a simmer
  5. Add aduki beans, chestnuts and kale
  6. Simmer for ½ hour to allow flavors to meld
  7. Serve

Here in Colorado, it is cold and snowy yet again! Today, I will be making another big pot of this Squash Aduki Chestnut Soup to warm my bones. I love this healthy soup recipe!