A Seasonal Soup: Turnip, Apple & Butternut Squash

By: Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

There’s nothing better than an easy-to-make, delicious fall soup. This soup was made entirely with organic produce from my Community Shared Agriculture “CSA” share (see www.localharvest.org to find one near you).
This recipe features delicious butternut squash that is rich in beta-carotene and vitamins A and C, all that can help to boost immunity which is key for fighting off the flu and cold this season.

You’ll also enjoy turnips that are a member of the cruciferous vegetable family along with broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale and cauliflower. These vegetables contain vitamins C, B, E and K in addition to key minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium and selenium.

When making this recipe you can use water as the liquid or you can use low sodium vegetable broth either purchased ahead of time or made from your juice pulp.

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  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and chopped
  • 3 medium turnips, peeled and chopped
  • 3 small or 2 medium apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups (500 ml) water or low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • fresh cilantro for garnish (optional


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add chopped butternut squash, turnips, apples and salt and pepper to pot and continue to cook on medium for 5-10 minutes, then reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook until ingredients are softened, about 45 minutes.
  3. Once ingredients are softened add water or low sodium vegetable broth and continue to cook for another 5-10 minutes on medium heat until soup is warm.
  4. Remove pot from heat and add through blender or food processor, or use immersion blender.
  5. Garnish with fresh or dried cilantro and serve.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Total time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Servings: 4

  • Nutrition per serving:

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Isabel is a Registered Dietitian, wellness expert and fitness coach. Isabel has her own nutrition and wellness practice based in New York City, Isabel Smith Nutrition, but she works with clients and corporations both nationwide and worldwide in a variety of areas including skin health, weight loss, gastrointestinal issues and allergies, sports nutrition, general wellness and more. As a Guided Reboot coach, Isabel has helped hundreds juice their way to better health. When she isn’t helping clients achieve optimal nutrition and wellness, she can be found trying and creating new juices and making other healthy recipes, running, cooking, spinning, practicing yoga, and enjoying time with her two Yorkshire terriers. Isabel is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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