Easy Butternut Squash Soup / DF GF Vegan

I used ½ of a large butternut squash in my last recipe, Vegan Stacked Timbale, and knew exactly which recipe would be perfect for the other ½ of the squash.

Quick, easy and Dairy-free Butternut Squash Soup is the perfect comfort food for Cabin Fever Blues. Rich in Vitamins A and C, this hearty soup is surprisingly low in fat and calories.

Pick up pre-cut Butternut Squash chunks at the store ahead of time. Alternatively, you can prep a squash the day before: Cut it in half lengthwise, bake cut sides down in a 350° oven for 1-1½ hours. Peel the skin and use the baked squash in this soup.

Easy Butternut Squash Soup / Dairy Free, Gluten Free and Vegan

a warm, delicious, and nutritious comfort food perfectly paired with a sandwich, pizza, or chips.

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Butternut Squash Soup garnished with Almond Milk Yogurt

Recipe by Gourmetmarichef

Ingredients

  • 1 washed and cubed stalk of celery
  • 1 washed, cut up and peeled carrot
  • 2 small washed, peeled and cut up potatoes
  • 2 32 oz.  boxes of chicken stock (I used my homemade) Vegan version: vegetable broth
  • 1 small onion cut up
  • 1 finely minced garlic clove.
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 3 c. small cubed butternut squash
  • few turns of Himalayan sea salt and ground pepper. You can add any spice you like, ginger, cloves, or nutmeg.

Directions

  1. Place the oil, garlic, onion in a stock pot and saute until transparent.
  2. Add in the vegetables and stock.IMG_1145
  3. Cook for 45 minutes on low heat, until the veggies are soft.
  4. Shut off the heat and mix with an immersion blender, or pour into a blender and puree.IMG_9392-1
  5. Garnish with a sprinkle of minced cilantro or thyme, a swirl of plain dairy-free yogurt, toasted nuts or chopped pumpkin seeds, or toasted, unsweetened coconut or croutons.

 

 

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