Wet day, start of the week – something wholesome needed ….SOUP.
This must be one of the easiest soups to make…
Butternut & za’atar soup.
1 whole butternut squash – cut into chunks, do not peel.
2 x onions cut into wedges
1 ltr veg stock
Juice of an orange
sprinkle of Za’atar
sprinkle of cumin seeds
freshly ground salt & pepper
On a baking tray, put the squash & onion drizzle with Olive oil, and sprinkle with Za’atar. cumin , salt & pepper, roast for 30 – 45 mins in oven 180 c.
Once roasted, put in a saucepan add veg stock, and blend skin & all – add orange juice, adjust seasoning, heat through gently.
To serve, I like to add a handful of rocket leaves, a dollop of Greek yoghurt and a slice of lemon to squeeze.
*Za’atar is a Middle eastern spice mix – each family often have their own recipe but most include, sesame seeds, salt, oregano, thyme & sumac .
It is also lovely mixed with Olive oil & vinegar for a salad dressing, or sprinkled on hot bread drizzled with olive oil.