Spicy Opo Squash Soup with Noodles | Slimming World
This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly
Extra Easy - 3 syns per serving
Green/Vegetarian - 3 syns per serving
WW Smart Points - 5
Gluten Free - use rice noodles (but cook first and add in at the end)
*suitable for freezing - but best frozen without the noodles
600g/21oz Opo Squash (or if you can’t get hold of one of these you can use 3 large courgettes/zucchini’s)
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 dried lemongrass stalk, soaked to soften
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
2 teaspoons of freshly grated ginger
1-2 red chillies, finely chopped
1 tablespoon of tomato paste
2 teaspoons of hot curry powder
1 tablespoon of fish sauce
600ml/2.5 cups of vegetable stock
400ml/14 fl oz of light coconut milk
150g/5.5oz of egg noodles
freshly chopped coriander to serve
Peel the Opo squash, cut in half and scrape out seeds. Roughly chop.
Spray a large casserole pot/saucepan over a medium heat with spray oil. Add the onion and Opo squash and cook for a few minutes to soften.
Add the garlic, ginger, lemongrass stalk, curry powder, red chilli and tomato paste to a Mortar and pestle or mini food processor and grind to a paste.
Add the paste to the onion and opo squash and cook for a further few minutes to coat in all he spice
Add the stock and fish sauce to the pan, bring to a boil and then simmer on a low heat covered for approx 20mins
Add 3/4 the soup to a blender, leaving the remaining half in the pot, and blend till smooth.
Add back to the pot, along with the egg noodles and light coconut milk, bring to a boil and allow to simmer for another 10 minutes until noodles are softened.
Ladle into bowls and serve topped with freshly chopped coriander.
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Serving Size1 serving
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat6.2 g
Saturated Fat4 g
Total Carbohydrates18 g
Dietary Fiber1.7 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Recipe by Slimming Eats - Weight Watchers and Slimming World Recipes at https://www.slimmingeats.com/blog/spicy-opo-squash-soup-with-noodles