Thai Butternut Squash Soup to Soothe your Soul
Harvest season is my favourite! Fresh local food is available, particularly the Squash variety from the creamy butternut squash to the versatile Spaguetti squash.
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2½ lb Butternut Squash
- ½ lb baby potatoes, white, peeled
- 1 tablespoon garlic paste or minced
- ¼ cup Thai red curry paste
- 2½ cups low-sodium vegetable broth or stock
- 1 can coconut milk (400 ml), organic if possible
- 2 tablespoons peanuts, unsalted
- 1 stalk green onions, chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh coriander (cilantro), chopped
- 1 tablespoon lime juice * Bake the Butternut Squash in the oven at 350 F degrees for 40 minutes to facilitate peeling and chopping
- Heat oil in a saucepan at medium-high heat. Cook onion, for 5 minutes or until softened. Stir occasionally.
- Add baked squash and the potato to the pan and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the garlic, stirring for 1 minute or until fragrant.
- Add the curry paste until the vegetables are coated all over. Add the stock, cover, and bring to boil.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes.
- Remove the lid and allow the mixture to simmer for 20 more minutes.
- Remove from heat. Stand for 5 minutes.
- Blend the soup until smooth using a hand blender, then return to medium heat and stir in the coconut milk. Add black pepper to taste. Cook for 5 minutes or until heated through.
- While soup cooks, combine peanuts, coriander, green onions, and lime juice in a small bowl. Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with peanut mixture.
Harvest season is my favourite! Fresh local food is available, particularly the Squash variety from the creamy butternut squash to the versatile Spaguetti squash. Coming home to a warm, soothing, and flavourful soup is just what we need after a cold and busy day. A wonderful way to warm your soul and tummy is with a creamy Butternut Squash Soup with a spicy twist.
- Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan.
- Butternut squash adds a creamy texture and sweetness to the soup. Squash is an excellent source of beta-carotene (which can be converted into the eye-health vitamin A). Don't forget about potassium, vitamin C, and folacin (folic acid)
- Thai red curry paste offers a delicious combination of anti-inflammatory ingredients including red chilli pepper, ginger, and turmeric.