Also known as “Incan Peanuts,” Sacha inchi seeds contain the Earth’s highest source of plant-based omega-3s, have a whopping 8.5 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber, and are a great source of calcium, iodine, magnesium and iron. This simple, but deeply nourishing soup from Chef Gena Hamshaw is a delicious recipe that highlights the rich nuttiness and umami flavor of the Sacha Inchi seed, so your family will never know just how nutritious it is!
Sacha Inchi Acorn Squash Soup
2 acorn squash
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
Sea salt salt and ground pepper
1 3/4 cups organic vegetable broth
1/4 cup hemp, almond or other nut-based milk
1/3 cup Imlak’esh Organics Sacha Inchi Seeds
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Slice squash in half along the equator and scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Line a baking sheet with aluminum or parchment, and place the squash, skin-side-down, onto the baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for 35-45 minutes, or until the squash is very tender and skin can be pierced with a fork. Roast in oven for 45-50 minutes, or until flesh is tender and skin is starting to turn golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Once it cools, scoop the flesh out of the skin and set the flesh aside (you can discard the skin).
Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until golden and tender (about 10 minutes).
Transfer the onion and squash to a blender. Add the broth, nut milk, and Imlak’esh Sacha Inchi Seeds. Blend till very smooth, season to taste with salt and pepper, and blend again. Serve warm, with a drizzle of Imlake’esh Organics Sacha Inchi Oil and extra seeds as garnish!
*Recipe and image courtesy of Imlak’esh Organics.*
About Imlak’esh Organics
Based in Santa Barbara, CA, Imlak’esh Organics is a community-centric family of superfood revolutionaries making a positive impact on the future. Through their ethically sourced superfoods, the company empowers indigenous farmers while providing consumers with pure nutrition. With every purchase, Imlak’esh gives back to a regenerative eco-social project through their 5% for the People program. Valuing sustainable agriculture, economic justice, cultural rights, and healthy living, Imlak’esh is working towards a better future for all. Imlak’esh Organics products are available nationwide on Amazon.com, as well as Whole Foods, Select Food Cooperatives, Erewhons, New Leaf, Lazy Acres and select neighborhood health food stores. You can also purchase online at www.Imlakeshorganics.com. Follow us on Instagram: @Imlakesh