So I have never been a big squash eater. I know, how could I not be with the gourd’s bursting antioxidant and phytonutrients content (hello beta carotene, not to mention crazy high fiber and potassium. But I played around and created this insanely delicious creamy soup the entire family can not get enough of. I particularly love this soup on cool nights served with a salad. This soup also works on any elimination diet. It’s vegan, dairy and gluten free. Need I say more? Yes, double the recipe. You will want leftovers.
- Drizzle of Olive Oil
- 1 butternut squash, halved and seeded
- 1 onion, diced
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 4 carrots, chopped into cubes
- Thumbsize fresh ginger, peeled
- 1 cup organic low sodium vegetable broth
- 1 cup (or more) organic unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 TBLS cumin
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Cilantro, hot chili flakes to garnish
Slice squash in half lengthwise and deseed. Place on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt salt. Place in over at 350F for about an hour. (This can be done ahead of time as well.) While squash is roasting. Sautee onions and garlic in medium pot in olive oil until translucent. Add carrots, cut and peeled ginger and 1/2 broth and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until carrots are soft. Salt to taste. Add cumin. Stir and cover on low. When squash is soft all way throw thickest part take out from oven. Let cool 3 minutes, or enough so you don’t burn yourself. With a spoon scoop out fresh from outer peel. Yum. Add to carrot, onion mixture. Stir together. Add rest of broth. Transfer to blender and puree until smooth. Transfer back in pot and add coconut milk. Stir and simmer 2 minutes. Garnish with cilantro, pepper and chili.