Buttercup Squash Soup

Instead of using butternut squash for your soup recipe, try buttercup squash
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Ingredients

  • Coconut oil for cooking
  • 1/2  large onion
  • 1/2  medium-sized buttercup squash, deseeded and peeled and chopped into smaller cubes
  • 2  Cups  vegetable broth
  • 1  Cup  almond milk
  • 1  Cup  coconut milk
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Parsley and/or red chiles, for garnish

Directions

Put a stockpot to medium-high heat and, after about 45 seconds and once the stockpot is hot, add coconut oil and onions. Sauté for about 1 minute.

As the onions begin to sweat, add the squash and another 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.

Sauté the onion and squash together for at least another minute as the coconut oil becomes a coating.

Add vegetable broth and increase stove heat to high. Bring the broth, squash, and onion to a boil.

Once the broth is boiling, cover the stockpot and bring to a simmer. Let it simmer for 12-15 minutes.

Begin checking the squash after 12 minutes to see if it is fully cooked through. The texture of the squash should be similar to that of a potato, so it will be fully cooked if you can poke a fork through.

Once it's fully cooked, take the stockpot off the heat and transfer the squash, broth, and onions to a blender. Depending on how much soup you're making, this might need to be done in two batches. Also, be careful, because this is hot!

Blend the soup until the squash and onions are broken down into a purée. Return the puréed soup to the stockpot and put to a very light simmer to keep it warm.

Add the coconut milk and almond milk and stir thoroughly over simmering heat.

Take the stockpot off the heat and serve the soup.

And you're done! Garnish with parsley or red chiles and freshly cracked pepper.

 

Buttercup Squash Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Buttercup Squash Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.

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