Curried Butternut Squash Soup

  • Yield 6 servings

Butternut squash is roasted, cooked in ginger-infused coconut milk and seasoned with cumin, coriander, cinnamon and red pepper.

Ingredients

1 butternut squash, roasted
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup light coconut milk
2 tablespoons ginger, finely grated
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, diced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon ground coriander seed
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground hot pepper

Instructions

  1. Place the roasted, seeded butternut squash flesh into a large soup pot. Add the water, light coconut milk and grated ginger to the pot and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to simmer.
  2. Place the oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the red bell pepper, onion and garlic. Sauté for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the veggies soften and become fragrant. Add the sautéed veggies to the soup pot.
  3. Season the soup with ground cumin, coriander, cinnamon, hot pepper and salt. Simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour.
  4. Place the soup in a blender or food processor and liquefy.
  5. *To roast the butternut squash, preheat an oven to 400F. Cut the squash in half and place cut side down on a large baking sheet. Roast for 45-55 minutes, or until the squash can be easily scooped out of its skin and tender when pricked with a fork. Scoop out the seeds and discard. Scoop out the flesh of the squash and set aside.
Recipe by Karen of Sprouts in the Hood, courtesy of Meatless Monday 

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