Dr. Weil’s Roasted Winter Squash and Apple Soup

Take some time to cook with your family by coming together for this comforting soup. Make extra and freeze for future dinners. For an extra special touch, serve in warm bowls and garnish with dollops of Cilantro-Walnut Pesto.

2 1/2 Large winter squash (peeled, seeded and cut)
2 Medium onions (peeled and quartered)
3 Garlic cloves (peeled)
2 Tart (firm apples, peeled, cored, and quartered)
2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
Red chili powder
4-5 cups Vegetable broth

Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large roasting pan, toss the squash, onions, garlic and apples with the oil to coat. Season well with the salt and chili.

Roast, stirring every 10 minutes, until the vegetables are fork tender and lightly browned, about 40 minutes.

Put half of the vegetables and 2 cups of the broth in a food processor and purée until smooth. Repeat with the remaining vegetables and broth. Return puréed mixture to the pot. If the soup is too thick, add more broth. Correct the seasoning and heat to a simmer.