Cream of Squash and White Beans: A Spanish Inspired Delight

Cream of Squash and White Beans is a delicious Spanish-inspired dish that is perfect for any occasion.

Cream of Squash and White Beans is a delicious Spanish-inspired dish that is perfect for any occasion. The combination of the sweet and nutty flavor of butternut squash with the savory and creamy texture of white beans makes for a comforting and satisfying meal. This dish is also great for those who are health-conscious since it is low in fat and high in fiber.

This dish can be served as a starter or main course, depending on your preference. If you are serving it as a starter, pair it with a light salad or some crusty bread. As a main course, you can serve it with a side of rice or quinoa. This recipe is perfect for those cold, rainy days when you want something warm and comforting.

Many of the ingredients for this dish can be found at La Despensa. You can purchase raw or tinned white beans, cured cheese, vegetable stock, and extra virgin olive oil. La Despensa offers a wide range of high-quality products that are essential for creating authentic Spanish cuisine.

Here is the recipe for Cream of Squash and White Beans:

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium-sized butternut squash, peeled and diced into small cubes (about 500g)
  • 1 tin of white beans (alubias blancas), drained and rinsed (about 400g)
  • 100g cured cheese, grated
  • 1 leek, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 750ml vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Steps:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the leek and garlic and sauté until they are softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the butternut squash and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the white beans and vegetable stock and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to low and let the soup simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until the squash is tender.
  5. Puree the soup using an immersion blender until smooth.
  6. Add the grated cured cheese and stir until melted and fully incorporated.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve hot and enjoy!

Cream of Squash and White Beans is a delicious and healthy dish that is perfect for any occasion. With high-quality ingredients available at La Despensa, you can easily recreate this Spanish-inspired recipe at home. Give it a try and enjoy the warm, comforting flavors!

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