I know that I am forever telling you guys how quick and easy “delicious, nutritious foods“ can be, so why should this post be any different? This Curried Coconut Buternut Squash Soup is about as simple as it gets and it honestly comes together in about twenty minutes.
My Butternut Squash Soup is an ultra-clean version of what can often be a cream and butter laden comfort food. Adding some light coconut milk adds a little extra richness and gives the body of the soup a nice velvety texture. Although, I’ve gotta say, leaving the squash pureed and unseasoned makes for a super simple soup all on its own (actually… that might have to be my first baby food recipe).
It’s a good thing I made this soup when I did (about a week and a half ago) because it nearly hit 80 degrees here in SoCal today (A far cry from the weather that my East coast peeps have been contending with). If it gets any warmer, I just may have to post a recipe for butternut squash sorbet!
I may try to post one more recipe using butternut squash since I still have one sitting on my counter, but in the meantime my brain is already working on some clean, simple, and delicious super bowl snacks (hey, preggo or not, I’ll use any excuse for a party)
Curried Coconut Butternut Squash Soup
Yield: Serves 6
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:35 minutes
- 6 cups of butternut squash, cut into uniform chunks
- About 5 cups of cold water
- ½ cup of low fat coconut milk
- 1 tbsp of curry powder
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp of orange zest
Place squash in a medium to large stock pot and add just enough cold water to cover your squash. Add a nice fat pinch of salt and then turn the heat up to high and bring it all to a boil.
Once boiling, turn the heat down to low and simmer for about ten minutes or until your butternut squash is fork tender. Turn off the heat.
Using a hand blender, puree squash until all the chunks are gone and you are left with a nice smooth, rich puree.
Stir in coconut milk, curry powder and season with salt and pepper. Serve yourself a bowl and enjoy!
Nutrients per serving: Calories: 76; Total Fat: 1.3g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 10mg; Carbohydrate: 16.9g; Dietary Fiber: 2.8g; Sugars: 3.3g; Protein: 1.6g