Martine’s Haitian Squash Soup (Soup Joumou)

  • Preparation 20 MIN
    Cooking 45 MIN
  • Servings 8
  • Freezes



  1. In a bowl, toss the sirloin with the lemon juice to clean the meat. (This is a traditional Haitian technique.) In a colander, rinse the meat under cold running water. Drain and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Using a mortar and pestle, crush the garlic with the épices du chef.
  3. In a large saucepan over medium heat, brown the meat, garlic and spices in the oil. Add the carrots, celery, leek, onion and squash. Soften the vegetables, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the broth, potatoes and sweet potato. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat and simmer until the meat is tender, about 35 to 40 minutes.
  4. Add the parsley. Adjust the seasoning.

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Nutrition Facts

For 1 serving

With no-salt added homemade or commercial broth

Content % Daily Value
Calories 220  
Total Fat 5.9 g  
Saturated Fat 1 g  
Sodium (salt) 318 mg  
Carbohydrates 26 g  
Fibre 3 g  
Protein 16 g