Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

23 November


Creamy Butternut Squash Soup
Gluten Free, Dairy Free 


Creamy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe 

Ingredients

3 Roasted Butternut Squashes (you can also use pre-cubed squash from the grocery store)
Olive oil, just a few teaspoons
12 oz. unsweetened coconut milk (full fat or low fat)
6 cups low sodium chicken stock
2 Cipollini onions (lightly chopped)
1 fat Garlic clove, mashed with flat side of your knife
2 tsp. freshly grated ginger
Cayenne pepper 
Salt
Cracked black pepper
(For a wintery holiday flavor.. add a 1/4 teaspoon of cloves)

Stand or immersion blender. 


Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degree’s
Slice butternut squashes lengthwise, drizzle flat side with a teaspoon or so of olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Bake on baking sheet, flat side up, for 40-60 minutes till squash is tender and will easily come off it’s skins.  

Mix Cipollini onion and garlic together, drizzle around a teaspoon of olive oil over it. Roast in the oven on a small tin pan for about 12 minutes, just till onions and garlic starts to get golden. Remove, pat with paper towel and set aside. (important not to have extra oil)

Meanwhile, In a large pot, heat up chicken stock. When stock comes to a boil, turn heat to low. Add coconut milk. Do not let boil. Add freshly grated ginger.

When squash is tender and cool to the touch, remove pulp from skins and add to the chicken coconut stock pot. Also add onion garlic mix. Let come to a soft simmer. (never let coconut milk boil) At this point you will puree your soup. I haven’t purchased an immersion blender yet, so I’m still using my stand blender, BUT.. it’s TIME! :) Puree puree puree.. When fully blended, add back to the pot. Add seasonings, cayenne pepper, freshly cracked black pepper and a little bit of salt, to taste. 

*For those of you who love a little texture, remove chunks of squash from the pot before you puree it. After the soup is pureed, add the soup back to the pot, and add the squash chunks back in and stir.

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