Opo Squash and Red Pepper Soup

Opo Squash and Red Pepper Soup

Vegan Opo Squash and Red Pepper Soup

Cuisine:All Cuisine

Serves: 4

Ingredients for Vegetable Preparation:

  • 2 small or 1 medium opo squash (Peeled and Diced)
  • 2 bell peppers - Orange and Red for contrast - diced into large pieces
  • 1 Medium sized Potato as thickener - diced into large cubes
  • 1 Tablespoon of Avacado Oil
  • 2 Teaspoons Ginger Paste
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Turmeric
  • Juice of 1/4 Lemon (Medium-size - Add more if you like a bit more sourness)
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh ground Black Pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro and/or basil to garnish
  • Enough water of medium-thick consistency (or coconut milk if you prefer)


  • Heat a wok or large saute pan over high heat, add Avacado Oil.
  • When oil is hot, add ginger and sautee it for a few secs.
  • Now add Potato first and sautee for 1-2 mins, then opo squash. Sautee for 1 to 2 minutes, then add colorful peppers, Stir-fry and let it sit for good 4-5 minutes.
  • Add salt to taste and Turmeric for good color and nutrition
  • Cool the mixture and blend in a blender to make a puree and add water gradually (or coconut milk for creamy texture)
  • Now pour the liquid mixture back into the pan. Simmer in a low heat flame for 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Squeeze lemon juice into the soup and add fresh ground black pepper and continue stirring for another minute.
  • Pour the soup in dinner bowls and garnish with chopped cilantro and/or basil.

Serving Suggestions:

Viola, yummy hot Opo Squash soup is ready to be served! Serve hot with Toast or as a side accompaniment for a light healthy dinner. You can add Avocado in the soup to give it an extra notch. This soup will taste delicious either way. 

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