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Coconut Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Healthy Facts:

  • Vitamins, minerals and lauric acid in coconut milk have heart-protecting powers
  • Butternut squash contains more vitamin A than pumpkin does
  • Vitamin A protects the eyes, keeps skin soft and fights against certain cancers

60 Min Cook Time |20Min Prep Time | Serves4|201 Calories per Serving


  • 1 small butternut squash, cut in half, seeds removed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 6 ounces coconut milk
  • 2 cups unsalted chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat leaf parsley

What You Need

  • Blender or food processor
  • Aluminum foil
  • Cookie tray
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • Large saucepan
  • Spoon
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Large bowl

How To Make It

  1. Place oven rack in the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place the butternut squash halves, cut side up, on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil. Rub 1 teaspoon of oil on the squash and season the squash with black pepper and salt, if desired.
  3. Roast the squash in the oven until fork tender, 50 to 55 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
  5. Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh and set aside in a large bowl. (There should be about 2 cups.)
  6. Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon of oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  7. Add the onion, carrot, celery, garlic and curry powder. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are translucent and the carrots are fork tender, about 5 minutes.
  8. Add the squash, coconut milk and chicken broth to the saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 to 7 minutes.
  9. Working in batches, puree the soup in a blender or food processor until it’s smooth and silky.
  10. Serve warm and garnish with a little chopped parsley.

Frances Masters

Frances Masters is a BACP accredited psychotherapist with over 30,000 client hours of experience. Follow her @fusioncoachuk, or visit The Integrated Coaching Academy for details about up coming training.