This creamy roasted butternut squash curry soup is WOW. You’ll want to batch cook this healthy soup recipe all autumn long.
The colors, the flavors, the creaminess, the toppings…there is just so much to love about this one.
I originally tried making it with pumpkin, and it was good, but the roasted butternut squash was even better. (You can of course try it with pumpkin puree – but try roasting the pumpkin instead of steaming it for added flavor. Or you can buy pre-made). Additionally, the roasted butternut squash seeds have such a nice, unique flavor, too.
Chew Your Soup
I love adding toppings to the soup, as they not only add some beautiful color and crunch, they also force you to chew your soup. Chewing prepares the rest of your body for digestion, so it’s a good to get into the habit of chewing your soup (and smoothies for that matter), to set you up for better digestion.
Try this Roasted Butternut Squash Curry Soup
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Roasted Butternut Squash & Curry Soup
Crispy Curry Chickpea Croutons
Roasted Butternut Squash Puree
- 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 cup yellow onion minced
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
- 1 inch fresh ginger peel removed, chopped
- ⅔ cup coconut milk (can)
- 2 Tbsp curry paste
- 1 tsp pure maple syrup or coconut sugar (don't omit - it balances flavor of soup)
- ¼ tsp unrefined salt (real, pink, or Celtic salt) or more to taste
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves sliced thin
First, make the crispy curry chickpea croutons
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Turn your oven fan on.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour the chickpeas on top and spread them flat.
- Add the oil and spices, and use spoons to mix and roll all the chickpeas around, so they are evenly coated in the spices. Make sure the chickpeas are flat in a single layer before putting into the oven, on the top rack.
- Bake for 20 minutes, carefully shake the pan or use tongs to move the chickpeas around, and then continue baking for another 20 minutes or so, until crisp.
Next, make the roasted butternut squash puree
- Line another baking sheet with parchment paper. Put the butternut squash cubes on the pan, and toss with a couple teaspoons of oil, then lay out flat, and cook in the oven on the bottom rack for 20 minutes.
- When it's done, weigh out 16 oz of squash, and puree it in a blender. If you have a larger squash and have leftover cubes, you can reserve the rest for other uses.
To make the soup
- Chop 1 cup of onion, 2 cloves of garlic, and a 1-inch piece of peeled fresh ginger.
- Heat a large stockpot over medium heat, then add 1 tablespoon of oil.
- When hot, add the onion, garlic, and ginger. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, careful not to burn.
- Add one can of coconut milk, 2 tablespoons of curry paste, 1 teaspoon of maple syrup, and the butternut squash puree. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cook for 20 minutes. Add salt.
- Next, carefully pour the soup into a blender, and blend until a uniform creamy texture is achieved. Taste, and add more salt if needed, then blend again.
- To serve, top with your favorite garnishes.
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