Summer-Squash Soup with Parsley Mint Pistou Recipe

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Summer-Squash Soup with Parsley Mint Pistou
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  1. Make soup: Melt butter in a 6- to 8-quart wide heavy pot over moderate heat, then cook onion with salt, stirring, until softened, about 8 minutes. Add squash, carrots, potato, and stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, then simmer, partially covered, until vegetables are very tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool soup, uncovered, 10 minutes.
  2. Working in batches, purée; soup in a blender until smooth (use caution when blending hot liquids) and transfer to a bowl. Return puré to cleaned pot and thin with water if desired; simmer 3 minutes. Season with salt.
  3. Make pistou while vegetables simmer: Pulse mint, parsley, and scallion in a food processor until finely chopped. With motor running, add oil in a stream, then add water and salt, blending until incorporated.
  4. Swirl 1 tablespoon pistou into each bowl of soup.
  5. Cooks' notes: •Soup (without pistou) can be made 2 days ahead and cooled, uncovered, then chilled, covered. Reheat before serving, thinning with additional water if desired. •Pistou keeps, its surface covered with plastic wrap, chilled, 3 days. Bring to room temperature before using.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 189.97 Kcal (795 kJ)
Calories from fat 87.39 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.71g 15%
Cholesterol 6.46mg 2%
Sodium 413.14mg 17%
Potassium 676.82mg 14%
Total Carbs 19.58g 7%
Sugars 6.36g 25%
Dietary Fiber 4.86g 19%
Protein 5.78g 12%
Vitamin C 40.2mg 67%
Vitamin A 1.3mg 42%
Iron 133.6mg 742%
Calcium 89.3mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 57.09 Kcal (239 kJ)
Calories from fat 26.26 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.92g 15%
Cholesterol 1.94mg 2%
Sodium 124.16mg 17%
Potassium 203.39mg 14%
Total Carbs 5.88g 7%
Sugars 1.91g 25%
Dietary Fiber 1.46g 19%
Protein 1.74g 12%
Vitamin C 12.1mg 67%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 42%
Iron 40.2mg 742%
Calcium 26.9mg 9%

* 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

  • 3.8
  • 5

Good Points

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

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