Where Is My Spoon Recipes Appetizer Butternut Squash Orange Soup with Feta Thyme Topping

Butternut Squash Orange Soup with Feta Thyme Topping

by Adina 04/01/2018 9 comments

Butternut Squash and Orange Soup With Feta Topping
This post may contain affiliate links, see my Privacy Policy

Last Updated on 18/03/2020 by Adina

Velvety, aromatic butternut squash soup made with orange juice and topped with marinated feta cubes and thyme.

This is an updated post from November 2015. I have renewed the pictures and changed the recipe a bit to make it even better. The text of the post remains the same.

There is nothing like a hot pumpkin soup to really put you in the mood for embracing  the cold days and the long evenings. I was never much of an autumn/winter person, I love to feel the sun on my skin and the long long days but during the past few years this is starting to change slowly. I mean, I still love summer more than autumn or winter, but at least now, I can appreciate these seasons’ charms as well.

Butternut Squash and Orange Soup With Feta Topping

And one of autumn/winter’s serious charms are the pumpkins or squashes. You can buy them most of the time nowadays, but I actually never do buy them except during the autumn and winter months. This way they remain special to me, they are not just something to eat, they manage to create an entire atmosphere.

And soup remains the best thing you could do to a pumpkin or butternut squash. I love everything else as well: casseroles, pasta, sauces, salads etc, everything made with pumpkin or squash tastes awesome to me, but soup is the best. The simplicity of it, the creaminess, the amazing taste, the coziness, all these and many other things work together to create a perfect dish.

Butternut Squash and Orange Soup With Feta Topping

I’ve been making and loving my usual Hokkaido ginger soup for years now, but last week I decided to try a new version. The procedure is, of course, similar, but the spices differ and that makes the soup different. And the main reason to try the new soup was the topping: feta cheese marinated with herbs and olive oil. Love, love, love! I am a big fan of really good feta cheese, I love its saltiness and creaminess and how it makes just about any dish better, so this was a must-try for me. I hope you try it too, I am sure you would like it.

I made the soup with butternut squash but it will be just as delicious when made with Hokkaido or another flavorsome pumpkin sort. Use freshly squeezed orange juice and please, please take the real feta, the one made of sheep or goat milk, it is so much creamier and tastier than cow’s milk wannabe.

, Butternut Squash Orange Soup with Feta Thyme Topping

Other delicious creamy soups:

Creamy Mushroom Soup with Cream Cheese
Cauliflower Soup with Almond Balls and Coriander Cumin Dukkah
Creamy Sunchoke Soup with Sambal Oelek Bacon Topping
Pumpkin Ginger Soup

Butternut Squash and Orange Soup With Feta Topping

Butternut Squash and Orange Soup With Feta Topping

Butternut Squash Orange Soup with Feta Thyme Topping

15sharesShareTweetPinLast Updated on 18/03/2020 by Adina Velvety, aromatic butternut squash soup made with orange juice and topped with marinated feta cubes and thyme. This is… Appetizer Butternut Squash Orange Soup with Feta Thyme Topping European Print This
Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )

Ingredients

  • 1 small butternut squash, about 650 g/23 oz weighed after peeling and removing the seeds
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1,2 liter/ 5 cups good vegetable broth
  • 120 ml/ ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 5 thyme sprigs, divided
  • 2 thin scallions
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

Halve the butternut squash, remove the seeds and cut the halves into 2 or 3 larger pieces. Use a vegetable peeler to remove the peel. Cut the squash into cubes.

Finely chop the onion and the garlic cloves.

Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil and cook the butternut squash cubes and the onions for about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and continue cooking for another minute or two. Add the vegetable broth, the freshly squeezed orange juice and 2 of the thyme sprigs. Bring to a boil, cover and cook on low heat for about 30 minutes or until the squash cubes are soft.

In the meantime, cut the feta cheese into small cubes and the scallions into fine rings. Place both in a small bowl and add the remaining olive oil and the finely chopped leaves of the remaining thyme. Mix very carefully and add some pepper. Leave to marinate until the soup is ready.

Remove the thyme sprigs from the soup and blend the soup. Adjust the taste with salt and pepper. Serve with some of the marinated feta on top.

This post contains affiliate links. The price you pay as a consumer does not change, but if you make a purchase we will receive a commission which helps support the blog.

 

 

9 comments
0

You may also like

9 comments

Chris Scheuer 09/11/2015 - 08:53

This is such a gorgeous color. I do am a huge fan of butternut soup and I love that there are so many flavor pallets it can take on. This version sounds fantastic!

Reply
Adina 09/11/2015 - 09:08

Thank you, Chris. Judging by the early hour, I take it you are still in London. I envy you so… 🙂

Reply
Serena Louise 19/11/2015 - 15:48

Actally I do not like cooking, but thanks to your great recipes Adina, the passion has packed me! Of course my family is very happy about that.Thank you so much

Reply
Adina 19/11/2015 - 16:29

Thank you, Serena. I am happy to hear this.

Reply
Kate 01/12/2015 - 20:11

This is gorgeous! I still have a few butternut squash from the garden, I think I’ll try this with those. 🙂

Reply
Adina 01/12/2015 - 21:14

I hope you like it, Kate. 🙂

Reply
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop 04/01/2018 - 15:49

This soup looks lovely. I’m eating a lot of soups right now trying to stay warm! Happy New Year! 🙂

Reply
Adina 09/01/2018 - 17:16

Happy New Year, Kathy.

Reply
Evi @ greenevi 04/01/2018 - 18:25

Butternut squash and orange is such a great combo! I love the color of this soup 🙂

Reply

Leave a Comment

shares