Butternut Squash Soup

curried butternut squash soup

Serving Size: 4 servings

Ingredients

1 tablespoon of coconut oil + 3 tablespoons

1 butternut squash (approx. 3 cups cooked)

1 red onion diced

2 ½ teaspoons pressed garlic (approx. 5 cloves garlic)

3 tablespoons grated ginger

1 tablespoon medium curry powder

Large pinch of sea salt

Large pinch of pepper

1 cup crushed roasted cashews – unsalted

2 cups water

1 tablespoon lime juice (approx. one lime)

1 can coconut milk

4 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375°

2. Cut the top of the squash off, cut the squash in half and scoop the seeds out. Rub the squash meat with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.

3. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until done, check after 25 so you can judge how much longer to leave in. When squash is done allow to cool before scooping out the flesh

4. Heat pot on medium heat and add curry powder to dry toast for about 1 minute. Once the spices become fragrant add 3 tablespoons of coconut oil to pot

5. When oil is hot, add ginger for 1 minute, then garlic for 1 minute, and then onions. Sauté everything together for 4 minutes then add salt and pepper

6. Once onions have browned add cashews and stir well.

7. Add squash to mixture and stir. Once squash appears to be evenly mixed with ingredients add water and bring to a boil

8.Once boil is achieved, turn to a simmer and add lime juice and coconut milk. Blend with hand held blender, or in batches in a regular blender, but be careful not to splash yourself!

9. Add cilantro to garnish each serving