Orange soup, or Marak Catom in Israel, is a soup made from all the orange vegetables in the kitchen. This soup is a major staple in Israeli homes - during the winter, you’ll see pots of this Orange Soup cooking on a daily basis. Bring some of Israel home with this delicious recipe of Israeli Orange Soup.  To browse WOJ exclusive content on other Israeli Kosher Foods, click here.

Ingredients: 

· 2 tbsp olive oil 
· 1 onion, chopped 
· 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped 
· 2 carrots, peeled and chopped 
· 1 butternut squash, peeled and chopped 
· 8 cups water 
· 1/4 cup amaranth or quinoa 
· salt and pepper to taste 
· 1/4 tsp. nutmeg (feel free to substitute the nutmeg with allspice or cinnamon) 

Preparation: Sautee the onion in the olive oil until translucent. Add the water and bring to a boil. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for 30-60 minutes. Puree and serve hot. The soup can be refrigerated for up to a week freezes well. 

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