Azteca Squash Soup

Hi! This recipe has been updated and reposted! You can find a paleo/Whole30 version right here:

Azteca Squash Soup with Chorizo

I always feel like I need to apologize for posting another soup like this because most of the soup recipes on this site are of the Mexican-ish variety. They all have something distinct about them, so, to me, they’re different — which is why I’m not apologizing. :)

The thing that got my attention from this recipe was the butternut squash. I wasn’t a huge squash fan for most of my life, but I’m slowly coming around. Texture is really important to me, so I figured this one would be safe from mushy squash parts because it was pureed. It’s a light soup because it relies on the squash for its creaminess instead of cream, and there’s no meat to make it heavy. I think my squash was smaller than the recommended size because the flavor wasn’t that strong, but I’ll fix that for next time.

This recipe was under a “Spa Food” header in my magazine, and it made me wonder what spa food was. I’ve never been to a spa that served food. Actually I can count on one hand how many times I’ve been to a spa, period. I’m typically not the self-pampering type and would rather spend a couple hours (sans babies) baking something than getting a facial or a massage. (I know. I’m nuts.) If I found a spa that served food as good as this soup, then I may be converted.