Сurried butternut squash soup

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CURRIED BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

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Creamy Curried Butternut Squash Soup infused with coconut milk and yellow curry powder. A savory, simple soup that’s perfect for the fall and winter months.
Author: Minimalist Baker
Recipe type: Soup, Side
Cuisine: Vegan, Indian-Inspired, Gluten-Free
Serves: 4
Ingredients
SOUP
  • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) coconut or grape seed oil
  • 2 shallots, thinly diced (~40 g)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbsp or 6 g)
  • 6 cups (840 g) chopped butternut squash (~1 small butternut squash)
  • Pinch each sea salt + black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp (12 g) curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 14-ounce (414 ml) can light coconut milk
  • 2 cups (480 ml) vegetable broth
  • 2-3 Tbsp (30-45 ml) maple syrup (or sub coconut sugar)
  • optional: 1-2 tsp chili garlic paste
FOR SERVING optional
  • Toasted pumpkin seeds
  • Chili garlic paste
  • Full-fat coconut milk
 Instructions
  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 a pinch each salt and 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 of choice (options above). Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or in the freezer up to 1 month. Best when fresh.
  
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1/4 of recipe* Calories: 231 Fat: 9.3 g Saturated fat: 7.8 g Carbohydrates: 36.8 g Sugar: 10.9 g Sodium: 455 mg Fiber: 4.2 g Protein: 6 g

How’s the weather where you are? Is it cooling down yet?

If so, I have just the thing. If not, let’s pretend it’s rainy and cold and you’re in desperate need of something soul-warming.

How does soup sound?

I’ve made a butternut squash soup before that was inspired by Thom Kha Gai.

But once fall hit, I couldn’t shake the idea of a curried butternut squash soup from my mind. It needed to happen.

This recipe comes together in just 30 minutes and requires simple ingredients! Isn’t that the best kind of recipe?

With fall in full swing now (at least in the Pacific Northwest), the butternut squash is abundant. I’ve started grabbing one or two every time I’m at the store. I’m becoming thatlady.

But how can I resist? Butternut squash knows no bounds

I’m smitten with this soup. It’s:

Creamy
Flavorful
Soul-warming
Subtly spiced
Coconut-infused
Simple
& Perfect for chilly weather

This soup is ideal for evenings when you want something simple and healthy. Make a batch ahead of time to have on hand for the coming week. It would also be great for entertaining and taking along to fall gatherings.

Although it’s great on its own, I can’t help imagine how delicious this would be with a sandwich – especially my Chickpea Shawarma Sandwich and Chickpea Sunflower Sandwich! Serious yum.

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