Essential Kitchen: Butter-Me-Up Butternut Soup

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Essential Kitchen: Butter-Me-Up Butternut Soup

There’s nothing like a good old soup to warm up your winter evenings and I want to share one of my personal favourites, a go-to for strict vegan diets, my Butter-Me-Up Butternut Soup recipe.

I pretty much live off of soup in the winter, but as things start heating up in Spain, I want to share a winter staple with my friends in the Southern Hemisphere. This butternut soup is entirely plant-based. It’s effortless, gluten free, diet-friendly, budget-friendly and healthy AF!

This soup is also perfect for feeding as many or as few mouths as need be, whilst spending half the cooking time doing something else with your time (mine is pretty valuable these days). As a bonus, this recipe makes use of the seeds inside the butternut, for a less wasteful living! Yummy and responsible!

Ingredients

[makes 2-3 servings]⠀

•Half a medium-sized butternut⠀⠀
•1 medium onion⠀
•2-3 cloves of garlic⠀
•1/4 can coconut milk⠀
•1/2 tsp garlic flakes⠀
•1/2 tsp salt⠀
•1/3 tsp pepper⠀
•1/3 tsp curry powder⠀
•1/3 tsp cumin⠀
•1/3 tsp cinnamon⠀
•1/3 smoked/spicy paprika⠀
•Pinch of clove spice (optional)⠀
•Splash of olive oil for frying and baking.

Method

Butternut and pumpkin seeds

Cut your butternut and onions up into cubes. Keep seeds aside for later.

Splash over some olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and toss into the oven. Bake on 200°c/375°f for 20-30 minutes until golden.

Chill while you wait 😉

Take your veggies out of the oven, and put in your pumpkin seeds – either separated individually or the lazy clumped version (I used the latter). Bake for 10 minutes on 180°c/356°f. Alternatively, add them to your veggies 10 minutes before taking them out.

Chop up the garlic and fry in a medium pot, once golden, add the veggies from the oven. Add enough hot water to cover the veggies, add spices and allow to cook for a further 10 minutes.

Butternut Soup in a bowl

Add coconut milk and blend, baby, blend!

Do a taste test and add more of each spice according to taste.

Enjoy! Butternut seriously, this soup is ridiculous!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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