Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Butternut Squash Soup

A lovely autumn recipe by Seanna Thomas

With the weather cooling down, it’s the perfect time to heat things up in the kitchen with some spicy twists on classic comfort foods.

Soup is an easy and nutritious way to feel warm on a cool day and is something you can whip up in less than 30 minutes. I love to use brightly coloured squash in my soups because they are rich in fibre, vitamins A and C plus they are sweet and delicious with very little calories or fat.

I love to heat up this recipe by topping it with chopped up Inner J Spicy Thai Krisps. It’s one unique way to take your soup over the top!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil or grapeseed oil
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and diced
  • 1 white onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 carrots, NOT PEELED, and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp red curry paste
  • ½ tsp chili flakes (optional)
  • 4-6 cups broth
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 Inner J Spicy Thai Krisps

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium heat.
  2. Add onions, garlic, and carrot and cook until fragrant. Add squash. Let cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add turmeric, curry paste and chili flakes. Cook another five minutes.
  4. Add broth and bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer and cook until squash has completely cooked through.
  5. Take off heat. Using an immersion blender, blend soup until deliciously creamy. Add more broth if soup is too thick.
  6. Add coconut milk and salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Ladle into a bowl and top with a spoonful of plain greek yogurt, chopped cilantro, and a handful of chopped Inner J Spicy Thai Krisps.
  8. Enjoy the warmth from head to toe!

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A little about The Nutritionnaire, Seanna Thomas

Seanna Thomas is a Holistic Nutritionist living in Toronto. She works as a food educator and freelance writer out of her home and teaches healthy cooking classes to both adults and children in the area. She is a mother to three children, and her husband works as a medic in the Canadian military. Although Seanna is educated in all aspects of nutrition, she focuses on realistic clean eating with a spotlight on healthy family habits. In her downtime, she enjoys being outdoors with her family and relaxing at home with her husband and a well-deserved glass of wine.

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