Red pepper, squash & harissa soup

Blend butternut squash and red pepper together with the flavours of harissa and spices to make this warming soup. It's healthy, low fat and packed with vitamin C

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:1 hrs
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 205
  • fat 11g
  • saturates 4g
  • carbs 15g
  • sugars 10g
  • fibre 6g
  • protein 9g
  • salt 0.5g


  • 1 small butternut squash (about 600-700g), peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 red pepper, roughly chopped
  • 2 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 3 garlic cloves in their skins
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1.2l chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp harissa paste
  • 50ml double cream


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Put all the veg on a large baking tray and toss together with rapeseed oil, garlic cloves in their skins, ground coriander, ground cumin and some seasoning. Roast for 45 mins, moving the veg around in the tray after 30 mins, until soft and starting to caramelise. Squeeze the garlic cloves out of their skins. Tip everything into a large pan. Add the chicken or vegetable stock, harissa paste and double cream. Bring to a simmer and bubble for a few mins. Blitz the soup in a blender, check the seasoning and add more liquid if you need to. Serve swirled with extra cream and harissa.

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