Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

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Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

It has been a while since I made soup and after such a busy weekend it seemed like a perfect time. The weather has been so nice and HOT last week but unfortunately it did not stay and we are back at those windy days. So it just seemed right to relax on the couch with a nice big bowl of hot soup.

This soup has a lot of spices which gives it an Indian taste and my boyfriend and I really enjoyed it. We ate it with some naan bread and tzatziki… delicious!

This recipe serves 3.

Ingredients:

1 medium butternut squash

1 large onion, chopped

2 large garlic cloves, minced

1 cup vegetable stock

1 ¼ cup coconut milk

1 tablespoon garam masala

¼ teaspoon hot curry powder

¼ teaspoon chili powder

¼ teaspoon turmeric powder

¼ teaspoon coriander powder

¼ teaspoon cumin powder

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon onion powder

½ teaspoon salt, plus extra

½ teaspoon black pepper

3 tablespoons olive oil

 

Preheat the oven to 200C. Slice the butternut squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil over the butternut squash and season with the salt and pepper. Line an oven tray with parchment paper and place the butternut squash, cut-side down. Roast for 50 minutes until it is very tender. When cool enough to handle, scrape out all the flesh and discard the skin.

In a pot heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat and sauté the onion until translucent. Now add the garlic and continue cooking until it becomes fragrant. Stir in all the spices, from the garam masala to the onion powder. Add the roasted butternut squash, mix together with the spices and pour in the stock and coconut milk. Using a hand blender, blend everything together until a smooth consistency. If the soup is too thick you can add extra stock or coconut milk. Before serving, taste and season with extra salt if necessary. Enjoy!

 

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