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Carrot, Curry, & Butternut Squash Soup

February 23, 2016 / by Liz

It’s that time of the year again… flu season :/ At this point, pretty much everyone I know has had some sort of cold or flu – myself and husband included. But if there’s one thing to make you feel better, it’s soup! I made this carrot, curry, and butternut squash soup just before I left for Canada a couple weeks ago, when Hitchen was coming down with something. Even if you’re feeling 100%, there’s nothing better than soup during the winter, and this one is super good!

INGREDIENTS

2 cloves garlic, minced
2 small yellow onions, diced
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 butternut squash, peeled, scooped, and cubed (~1000 g)
2 carrots, peeled and cut into 1″ pieces
1000 mL vegetable stock
salt + pepper (be generous!)
2 teaspoons hot curry powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon garam masala
200 mL coconut milk

for the topping;
150g plain greek yogurt + 20 mL coconut milk

DIRECTIONS

Combine the garlic, onion, and olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook until onions are clear and soft.

1 - Onions and Garlic

Add the butternut squash and carrot, and cook for another minute or two.

2 - Squash and Carrot

Reduce the heat to medium, and pour the vegetable stock into the pot. Simmer until squash and carrot is tender – about 30 minutes.

3 - Add Stock

4 - Simmer

Season with salt and pepper, and then transfer everything to a blender. (Actually, an immersion blender is ideal for this job – just blend right in the pot! Sadly, mine got left behind in Canada). Place a kitchen towel over the opening in the blender lid (allows the steam to escape without launching soup bits all over your kitchen) and blend on high speed until super smooth.

5 - Blend 1

6 - Blend 2

Return the soup to the pot over medium heat. Add the curry powder, cumin, garam masala, and coconut milk, and stir to incorporate.

7 - Spices

For the topping, whisk together the greek yogurt and the coconut milk. Once the soup has been ladled into bowls, drizzle the yogurt mixture on top.

Final 1

Bon appétit!

Final 2

Signature FINAL

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2 thoughts on “Carrot, Curry, & Butternut Squash Soup

  1. Jenn N says:

    Wow that looks insanely good! I can’t wait to try it :)

  2. Liz says:

    Thanks Jenn! :D

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