Butternut squash and saffron soup

This easy recipe for butternut squash and saffron soup is packed full of flavour and perfect for cooler days.

Soup season is upon us and this easy recipe is one to try this week. Picture: Getty Images


1 butternut squash

2 celery sticks

3 leeks

1 tbsp butter

1 tsp black mustard seeds

Generous pinch saffron strands

600ml light chicken stock

4 slices of bread, crusts removed and cut into squares

4 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp finely chopped parsley

2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped

Zest of one lemon


1. Peel, trim and chop the vegetables. Combine in a casserole dish with the tablespoon of butter and colour ...