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Turkey & Squash Soup

6 servings

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 leeks, trimmed, cleaned and
       chopped (3 1/2 cups)
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded
       and chopped
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 4 cups fat-free chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 pounds butternut squash,
       (1 large) peeled, seeded and
       cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme,
       or 2 TBSP Fresh Thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 pound turkey breast cutlet,
       cut into 1/2-by-2-inch strips
  • 2 cups frozen kernel corn
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  •    fresh ground black pepper and salt

In a dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add leeks and peppers and saute until vegetables begin to soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic and saute 1 minute.

Stir in chicken broth, squash, thyme and cumin; cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.

Add turkey and corn; return the broth to a simmer. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the turkey is just cooked through. Add lime juice and red-pepper flakes. Gently warm the soup until heated through. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.

About leeks: Choose those with crisp, brightly colored leaves and an unblemished white portion. Avoid any with withered or yellow-spotted leaves. The smaller the leek, the more tender it will be. Refrigerate leeks in a plastic bag up to 5 days. Before using, trim rootlets and the darkest portion of the green tops (the whole leek is edible, but the darker green portions have a stronger, less pleasant flavor). Slit the leeks from top to bottom and wash thoroughly to remove all the dirt trapped between the leaf layers.

 
Nutrition Facts (7 PP)
Amount Per Serving: Calories 279 - Calories from Fat 39
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 14%, Protein 35%, Carbohydrate 51%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 31mg, Sodium 1405mg, Total Carbohydrate 36g, Dietary Fiber 3g, Protein 24g, Vitamin A 9909 units, Vitamin C 60 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 4 units

Bon appetit!

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