Butternut Squash and Coconut Soup with Shrimp

Butternut Squash and Coconut Soup with Shrimp
Contributor
Whole Foods Market

Savor this Thai-inspired soup, with a base of creamy coconut milk, rich butternut squash, a hint of spicy peppers and succulent shrimp. For a shortcut, look for peeled and cubed butternut squash in the produce department. Serve over rice or noodles if you like.

6
Servings
152
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2  Teaspoons  canola oil
  • small yellow onion, chopped
  • clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2  Teaspoons  finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1  Teaspoon  red curry paste, more to taste
  • 2  Teaspoons  light brown sugar
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • medium butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces, about 4 cups
  • 2  Cups  low-sodium gluten-free chicken broth
  • 14-ounce can coconut milk
  • 1  Pound  medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4  Cup  chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4  Cup  shredded coconut, toasted (optional)
  • Lime wedges

Directions

Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic and ginger. Cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant and onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in curry paste, sugar and salt and cook 1 minute longer. Stir in squash, broth and coconut milk and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until squash is tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

Stir in shrimp and simmer just until cooked through, about 2 minutes. Stir in cilantro, sprinkle with coconut and serve with lime wedges on the side.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
20g
15%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
19µg
3%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
17mg
2%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
5µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
11mg
3%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
42mg
6%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
422mg
28%
Water
132g
5%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Butternut 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.

Butternut Squash Cooking Tip

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