Squash is a summer vegetable that can be used in many different types of recipes including salads, stir-fries, and stews. Perhaps most commonly squash is used to make some really great soups. There are many wonderful butternut squash soup recipes that are perfect for a cool autumn day. While squash has a delicate flavor that is almost bland, this vegetable also offers an inherent sweetness that can be brought out by using a number of fresh or dried herbs to season it.
You can eat squash raw or add it to many different dishes. No matter what you choose to do with your squash, it is really easy to add flavor to this nutritious vegetable. Here are some ideas for some spices that you can add to your squash soup recipes to add some great flavors and create some amazing dishes.
1. Crushed Garlic
Just like squash is a fairly versatile vegetable, garlic is a very versatile herb. This is one herb that is found in almost every recipe because of its unique flavor and its ability to enhance a dish. If you are making a butternut squash soup and want to add a bit of flavor to it, try frying a bit of crushed or minced garlic in a small amount of olive oil. You can then add this fried garlic to your soup recipe for some flavor.
Garlic is a complementary seasoning to almost any type of vegetable and using olive oil will help to enhance the flavor of it before you add it to the soup. As an alternative to soup, you could also make a squash and zucchini dish by simply cooking some garlic in some olive oil and then adding the zucchini and the squash to the garlic and stir fry it. This makes a quick and easy side dish to compliment a meal.