Super Creamy Dairy Free Mexican Squash Soup with Crostini

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I love squash, all kinds of squash, so much that I always plant as many varieties
as I can in our garden. One of my favorites is the Mexican squash also
sometimes called summer squash. I love its flavor and texture. It is very
similar to the Italian zucchini just way way more flavorful. You can find it in
any Latin market or some farmer markets. Right now in California it is in
season so this is the best time to cook with it. Let’s get started with this
simple and delicious recipe:
Pictured: Mexican Squash Plant from my Garden
Ingredients for Soup:
  • 4 Mexican squash
  • 1 ½ white onion
  • 2 qts chicken broth. Vegan alternative vegetable broth low sodium
  • 3 Bay leaves
  • 2 tbs canola oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 4 springs Fresh cilantro
Ingredients for Crostini:
  • 1 rustic baguette roll
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • Salt
Start by chopping the squash into squares and chop the onions in slices.
Pictured: Chopped Mexican Squash
Put the canola oil in the pot and add the onions. We want to caramelize the onions
a little bit, to accomplish this lower the flame to medium and move the onions
for a few minutes.
Pictured: Onions
Add the Mexican squash with the onions. Add salt and pepper to taste. You will see
that the squash will change color and it will get soft.
Pictured: Squash, Onions, Salt & Pepper
Add the chicken broth to the squash and onions. If you want to make this recipe
Vegan just use Vegetable broth. Bring it to a boil and let it cook for about 5
minutes. After that use a hand blender/emulsifier to blend the soup.
Pictured: Hand Blender/emulsifier
That will create the creamy smooth consistency of our soup. Add the bay leaves and let it
cook for 20 minutes. Lower the flame to low.
Pictured: Soup with Bay Leaves
To make the crostini the first thing you want to do is turn your oven on at 380°F.
Slice the baguette as thinly as possible.
Pictured: Rustic Baguette
Arrange on a baking sheet. Drizzle the olive oil on both sides of the bread. You can use a brush for this. Season the bread lightly with salt.
Pictured: Rustic Baguette

 

Our soon to be crostinis are ready to go in the oven bake them for 10-12 minutes.
We want them to be slightly brown and crunchy.
Pictured: Crostini
Garnish the soup with a little bit of cilantro. Buen provecho!
Pictured: Mexican Squash Soup with Crostini

 

Julieta

Dine, eat, cook, drink and eat some more! I’m originally from Mexico City and as love would have it, I met a gringo and moved to Los Angeles in 2005. Even as a kid I was always curious about food: the good, the bad and the ugly. There was always some new street food vendor, restaurant and good eats around my home. Food felt comforting and a natural thing to love and enjoy. When I moved to LA I quickly realized that the comida I loved so much was virtually impossible to find so my love for cooking was born. I recreated all the Mexican food I loved and missed. I even started baking. I grow my own vegetables and get the biggest pleasure of cooking with them. I absolutely love trying new restaurants and I am obsessed with churros. I look forward to sharing with you my recipes and my favorite spots in Los Angeles and Mexico. Besos!

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