Three sisters soup
The Three Sisters Soup is a Native American recipe that is common to most North American first nations. The main ingredients are corn, squash, and beans – the staples for many tribes. Hence the name “three sisters”.
There are several recipes for this soup, all delicious and with little variants. The one I made here is the simplest of all, with no fancy additions. And it is absolutely delicious!
- 1 large yellow onion
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 can creamed corn
- 1/2 can navy beans (or cannellini beans)
- 1 small squash
Peel and dice the squash into small cubes. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, until soft, or steam it for 20 minutes. In the meanwhile, finely chop the onion and garlic clove. Transfer to a saucepan with a little olive oil and heat to medium. Stir-fry it until the onion is soft and starts to turn golden. Then, add the thyme and black pepper.
Add the vegetable broth, the creamed corn, and beans.
When the squash is soft, purée it with a blender or mash it well with a hand masher. Add it to the soup and stir well.
Cook for another 10 minutes and serve hot.
Enjoy your Three Sisters Soup!