Capellini and Vegetables (Chorba bil Matisha)

Servings: 4-6
Total time: 90min

1 large onion
4 whole cloves
6 cups vegetable broth
2 lbs butternut squash
4 stalks celery
2 cans diced tomatoes
2 tbsp cilantro
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 cup capellini
1 cup milk
salt & pepper to taste
1 large lemon


1. Stud the onions with the cloves.

2. Line a large pot with a little olive oil, heat it well and add the squash, celery, tomatoes, cilantro and turmeric. Saute until they cook slightly.

3. Add the broth and cover. Once brought to a boil, reduce the heat to medium and cook until the vegetables are tender (this should take around 40 minutes).

4. Discard the onion and puree the soup in a blender.

5. Return soup to the fire and add the pasta. Simmer for 8 minutes or until the pasts is cooked. 

6. Thin with the milk and bring to a boil to ensure it is piping hot for your guests. Season with salt and pepper.

*Serve with lemon wedges.