Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Curried Butternut Squash Soup
Servings: 8 Prep 10 mins Cook 27 mins Start to Finish 37 mins

Ingredients

  • 5 cups butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (1 small squash, just under 2 pounds)
  • 2 cups peeled potato (any variety), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cups diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 3/4 cup diced carrots
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed or canola oil
  • 1 32 ounce container low-sodium chicken broth (or substitute vegetable broth to make this soup vegan)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 teaspoon Muchi curry powder (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 13 1/2 ounce can light coconut milk
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro (optional garnish)

Make It

1. Place oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add onions and saute until softened, about 2 minutes. Add celery and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add carrots and cook for 2 more minutes. Stir in garlic, ginger and curry powder and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add squash, potato and broth and cover. Lower heat to medium, cover and cook until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.

2. Puree soup in small batches in a blender on the lowest setting. Return soup to pot and whisk in coconut milk. If soup is too thick, thin by adding 1/2 to 1 cup water. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary. Reheat on medium until soup is hot. To serve, garnish with chopped cilantro.

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