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Vegan Sweet Squash Soup

A fall-inspired recipes from the Kripalu Kitchen

Recipe Courtesy of Jeremy Rock Smith, Executive Chef of the Kripalu Kitchen within the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health 

As the cool temperatures of autumn start creeping up on us, hearty, comfort foods will begin to replace summer staples. This vegan, sweet squash soup will make you forget all about everything pumpkin-spice. 

About the the Kripalu Kitchen 

The Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, is recognized as the largest yoga retreat center in North America. Executive chef Jeremy Smith prepares fresh, farm-to-table cuisine for guests daily. He began his career in classical French cuisine, working in the United States and abroad, and later honed his love for teaching & natural foods at Canyon Ranch. Now, he leads the Kripalu Kitchen where whole grains, fresh vegetables, and legumes form the backbone of the menu, with fresh poultry, fish, and dairy products as options for protein.  

Ingredients

For the Vegan Sweet Squash Soup

  • 2 Tablespoons Earth Balance
  • 1 Small Spanish onion, medium dice
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 4 Cups butternut squash, peeled and cut in large cubes
  • 4 Cups vegetable stock
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup (optional)

Directions

For the Vegan Sweet Squash Soup

In a large, thick-bottomed soup pot, heat the Earth Balance and sauté the onion for 5 to 8 minutes, until it begins to brown. Add cinnamon and salt, and stir to coat onions with spice. Add the squash, stir to combine, and sauté for another 5 minutes.

Add stock and turn up heat. Cover pot, bring to a boil, and reduce to medium heat. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes. If stock boils away, add more to cover the squash. When squash is soft, puree with an immersion or traditional blender.

Add maple syrup, if using, while blending. Return to soup pot and adjust seasonings as desired.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving124
Total Fat6g9%
Sugar4gN/A
Saturated2g8%
Protein2g3%
Carbs19g6%
Vitamin A753µg84%
Vitamin B60.2mg12.2%
Vitamin C31mg52%
Vitamin E2mg12%
Vitamin K5µg7%
Calcium87mg9%
Fiber4g14%
Folate (food)42µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)42µg11%
Iron1mg6%
Magnesium53mg13%
Monounsaturated3gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg9%
Phosphorus53mg8%
Polyunsaturated1gN/A
Potassium532mg15%
Sodium385mg16%
Thiamin (B1)0.2mg10%
Zinc0.3mg1.9%