Coconut-Curry Butternut Squash Soup
1 hr 10 min
Lite coconut milk, fresh cilantro and curry brighten up a cold-weather favourite.
Uncooked butternut squash
4 pound(s), peeled, seeded, cut in 1-in cubes (abt 8 1/2 cups)
2 medium, finely chopped
2 large clove(s), finely chopped
1 tbsp(s), fresh, grated
1 tbsp(s), Madras variety
Canned chicken broth
2 cup(s), reduced sodium
Canned unsweetened light coconut milk
13½ fl oz
Fresh lime juice
2 medium, thinly sliced on the diagonal
2 tbsp(s), fresh, finely chopped
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Place squash in an even layer on prepared baking sheet and roast, stirring after 20 minutes, until browned and easily pierced with a knife, about 40 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool while you sauté onions.
- In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat; add onions and cook until lightly browned, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and ginger; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add curry powder; stir to combine and then cook for 30 seconds more.
- Add roasted squash to pot; stir to combine. Add broth, coconut milk, salt and cayenne pepper; cover and simmer 10 minutes.
- Puree soup in batches in a blender or food processor, or in the pot using an immersion blender (be careful of splattering liquid). Before serving, stir in lime juice. Ladle soup into bowls; garnish with scallions and cilantro.
- Yields about 1 heaping cup per serving.
This is a thick soup. If you prefer a thinner soup, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of warm water or broth to each portion before serving.