Spicy butternut squash and coconut soup Recipe

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serves:

4 - 5

Skill:

easy

Cost:

cheap

Prep:

15 min

Cooking:

20 min

This is a real winter warmer soup. The creamed coconut is so easy to use in soups and gives a wonderful creamy flavour without using any cream! It’s a delicious recipe that’s full of flavour and healthy too. The coconut and butternut squash really do make a great combination which is not to be missed out on. Serve with warm crusty bread and enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 butternut squash approx 1.5kg
  • ½ sachet of creamed coconut
  • 1 tsp mild curry paste
  • 1tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • Pinch of salt and black pepper

Method

  • Finely chop the onion and garlic and fry in a saucepan until caramelised.

  • Peel and chop the butternut squash and add to the pan with 700ml of water.

  • Bring to the boil and add the stock cube, rosemary, salt, curry paste and creamed coconut.

  • Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until the squash is tender.

  • Using a plunge blender straight into the saucepan, blend a part of the soup but not all of it to give varying texture. Serve on its own or with bread and butter.

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Top Tip

If you cant get hold of a butternut squash you can use sweet potato instead and how about adding a carrot!