Butternut Soup with Coconut Milk

Butternut Soup with Coconut Milk Recipe
Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Cindy Barr
Serve this full-flavored soup as a first course, or as a smooth vegetable stew over rice with a side of cooked greens. We've used luxurious full-fat coconut milk, which yields a decadent, silky soup. You can use light coconut milk, if you prefer, for a soup with less body (and only 1g saturated fat per serving).

Yield:

Serves 8 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 29 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 86
Fat 4.1 g
Satfat 2.5 g
Monofat 1.2 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 1.5 g
Carbohydrate 12.7 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.8 mg
Sodium 304 mg
Calcium 47 mg

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup thinly sliced shallots
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
2 cups water
1/2 cup canned coconut milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 (12-ounce) packages fresh cubed butternut squash
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Ground red pepper (optional)
Cilantro leaves (optional)

Preparation

1. Heat a large heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add shallots; sauté 3 minutes or until softened, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and ginger; sauté 1 minute. Add 2 cups water, coconut milk, salt, red pepper, and squash; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until squash is tender, stirring occasionally.

2. Place squash mixture in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in blender lid (to avoid splatters). Blend until smooth. Stir in juice. Garnish with additional pepper and cilantro leaves, if desired.

Note:

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Naomi Duguid,

April 2013
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