Kabocha Squash Soup With Challah Olive Oil Croutons – jewishboston.com

Growing up, potato latkes topped with my mom’s homemade applesauce were the star of my family’s Hanukkah table. I still adore latkes and look forward to them every Hanukkah. But with eight nights of holiday dinners to share, I also enjoy introducing new flavors to my own family’s table.
This year, after lighting the menorah, we will tuck into this creamy kabocha squash soup. The silky roasted squash is delicately spiced with cinnamon and cumin, and the soup is topped with fresh basil and olive oil-crisped challah croutons. It is hardly traditional Hanukkah fare, but somehow it still tastes like home.
Serves 6