Curried Butternut Squash Soup

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Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp coconut or avocado oil
  • 2 medium onions (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
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 14-ounce can light coconut milk
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2-3 Tbsp maple syrup (or sub coconut sugar)
  • 1-2 tsp chili garlic paste (optional)

FOR SERVING optional

  • Toasted Coconut Flakes

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 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, and maple syrup or coconut sugar.
  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.

EXTRAS

Add in leftover rice or roasted cauliflower to make this soup more substantial.

 


Original recipe taken from minimalistbaker.com.

 

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