Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

Vegan Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

By Loving It Vegan

🔪Prep Time: 15 mins

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 55 mins

Ingredients

6 and 1/2 cups (2.2 pounds/1kg) Butternut Squash (Peeled and Chopped)*

1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/2 tsp Dried Thyme

1/2 tsp Dried Basil

1/8 tsp Sea Salt

1/8 tsp Ground Black Pepper

2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 Medium Onion (White, Yellow or Brown, Chopped)

1 Tbsp Crushed Garlic

1/2 tsp Cumin

1/8 tsp Paprika

4 cups (960ml) Vegetable Stock*

1 Tbsp Soy Sauce*

1 cup (240ml) Coconut Milk (Canned, Full Fat, Unsweetened)*

Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper to taste

Instructions

1Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).

2Add peeled and chopped butternut squash to a mixing bowl. Add the extra virgin olive oil, dried thyme, dried basil, sea salt and ground black pepper and toss the butternut with the olive oil and spices until lightly coated.

3Transfer the butternut squash to a parchment lined baking tray and space the pieces evenly.

4Bake for 30 minutes until roasted.

5When the butternut squash is roasted, add olive oil to a pot along with the chopped onion, crushed garlic, cumin and paprika and sauté until the onions are softened.

6Add the roasted butternut squash and toss it with the onions and spices.

7Add the vegetable stock and soy sauce and bring to a simmer. Let it simmer for around 15 minutes for the flavors to blend.

8Switch off the heat and use an immersion blender (handheld blender) to blend the soup directly in the pot. If you don’t have an immersion blender then let the soup cool for a few minutes and then transfer to your blender jug in stages. Blend it and then when the soup is all blended, return it to the pot.

9Stir in some canned full fat coconut milk*.

10Add sea salt and ground black pepper to taste.

11Ladle into bowls and serve topped with a sprinkle of ground black pepper and a sprig of fresh thyme.

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