Spicy Roasted Squash Soup with Pumpkin Seed Pesto Recipe

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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Make toasts: Trim and discard crusts from bread. Spread 1 side of each slice evenly with butter and season with salt and pepper. Halve slices diagonally to form triangles and arrange, buttered sides up, on a baking sheet. Toast bread, turning once, in middle of oven until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Transfer toasts to a rack to cool.
  3. Make soup: Put squash, cut sides down, in 2 greased shallow baking pans and roast in upper and lower thirds of oven, switching position of pans halfway through roasting, until very tender, about 1 1/4 hours. Cool and scoop out flesh.
  4. Purée squash in batches in a blender with jalapeño, cumin, and broth until very smooth (add additional water as needed to facilitate puréeing).Transfer to a 6- to 8-quart heavy pot and stir in 5 cups water. Simmer, stirring, 10 minutes, then stir in lemon juice, enough water to thin to desired consistency, and salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve soup in bowls topped with slices of toast spread with pesto.
  6. Cooks' notes: • Toasts may be made 2 days ahead, cooled completely, and kept between layers of paper towels or wax paper in an airtight container at room temperature.
  7. • Squash purée may be made 2 days ahead. Cool completely, then chill, covered.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 209.91 Kcal (879 kJ)
Calories from fat 51.97 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.77g 9%
Cholesterol 15.25mg 5%
Sodium 392.41mg 16%
Potassium 1285.83mg 27%
Total Carbs 40.98g 14%
Sugars 6.85g 27%
Dietary Fiber 6.83g 27%
Protein 3.5g 7%
Vitamin C 79.6mg 133%
Vitamin A 3.5mg 116%
Iron 3.5mg 19%
Calcium 179.9mg 18%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 39.93 Kcal (167 kJ)
Calories from fat 9.89 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.1g 9%
Cholesterol 2.9mg 5%
Sodium 74.64mg 16%
Potassium 244.59mg 27%
Total Carbs 7.79g 14%
Sugars 1.3g 27%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g 27%
Protein 0.67g 7%
Vitamin C 15.1mg 133%
Vitamin A 0.7mg 116%
Iron 0.7mg 19%
Calcium 34.2mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.9
  • 6

Good Points

  • low calorie,
  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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