We’re half way through January!
The winter hasn’t been too bad so far but still leaves us craving for some hot food! What is better than a steamy, hot bowl of soup on a cold day?
I was growing tired of making chilli and had picked up a butternut squash from the market last week. I thought of roasting it and making a rice bowl, but after a training run left me cold for the afternoon, I wanted a big bowl of soup and a toasted piece of rye bread to fill me up.
This was a total ‘wing it’ recipe that just happened to turn out good enough to share. I guess the only thing I would change, depending on your taste, is the amount of salt. I don’t typically salt anything, so for me, the salt I added was enough, but you could probably add more if you like a little more in your soup.
- One medium sized butternut squash. Peeled and cubed.
- One Spanish onion. Diced.
- 1/2 red pepper
- 8 cups of water or veggie broth. You could probably use some coconut milk for a portion of this for a more creamy type soup.
- 1 teaspoon of Garam Masala
- 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons of coconut oil
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- In a large soup pot, on medium heat, put in the coconut oil to melt. Add in the cubed squash, onion and pepper.
- Heat on medium until the onion becomes translucent. Probably about 5-10 minutes.
- Add in the spices. Heat for another 3-5 minutes.
- Add in the water or broth and/or the coconut milk.
- Bring to a boil with the lid off.
- Once boiling, put the lid on and turn down heat to low/medium; just to simmer.
- Simmer for about 30 minutes or until the squash is soft.
- Turn off the heat.
- I like to leave it cool for 15 minutes or so before I take the immersion blender to it. You can leave the soup chunky if you prefer as well.
This recipe is souper easy! See what I did there…;)
Truly easy and full of flavour. Enjoy it with your favourite crackers or toast to warm you up on a cold day. I threw a couple of walnuts in for a crunch and a dash of cinnamon because, I can’t get enough cinnamon!