Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Warm your soul with this Curried Butternut Squash soup – it’s a plant based recipe and I was inspired by @minimalistbaker – I made a few changes based on what I had at home!

Grocery List

  • 1 Tbsp coconut or avocado oil
  • 2 medium shallots (thinly diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 cloves yield ~1 Tbsp or 6 g)
  • 6 cups peeled & chopped butternut squash (1 small butternut squash yields ~6 cups)
  • 1 pinch each sea salt + black pepper (plus more to taste)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp curry powder
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen stock vegetables (celery, carrot, peppers, onions)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 14-ounce can coconut milk
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2-3 Tbsp maple syrup (or sub coconut sugar)
  • 1-2 tsp chili garlic paste (optional)

How to make it

  1. Heat a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Once hot, add oil, shallots, and garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add butternut squash and season with salt, pepper, curry powder, and ground cinnamon. Stir to coat. Then cover and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add coconut milk, vegetable broth, maple syrup or coconut sugar, and chili garlic paste (optional – for heat).
  5. Bring to a low boil over medium heat and then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes or until butternut squash is fork tender.
  6. Use an immersion blender, or transfer soup to a blender, and purée on high until creamy and smooth. If using a blender, return soup back to pot.
  7. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding more curry powder, salt, or sweetener as needed. Continue cooking for a few more minutes over medium heat.
  8. Serve as is or with garnishes (sesame seeds or parsley) Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or in the freezer up to 1 month. Best when fresh.

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