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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 188.4
  • Total Fat: 7.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 859.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.2 g
  • Protein: 3.7 g

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Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup

Submitted by: NPWEST

Introduction

From FitSugar.com who Adapted the recipe from from Esalen Cookbook. Nothing beats a hot bowl of soup on a cold Winter's day. Add the warming spice mixture of curry to the pot, and your bowl of soup will taste as if it has extra powers to combat the chilly winds. Since Winter squash is one of my must haves for the month, I made a pot of butternut squash soup with curry and coconut milk. The effect is doubly warming but also somewhat sweet. Don't worry, I used light coconut milk that contains 68 percent less fat than regular coconut milk, significantly cutting the calories of this tasty soup. To cut fat further, substitute one can of coconut milk with chicken or vegetable broth, as is done here. Serves 6. From FitSugar.com who Adapted the recipe from from Esalen Cookbook. Nothing beats a hot bowl of soup on a cold Winter's day. Add the warming spice mixture of curry to the pot, and your bowl of soup will taste as if it has extra powers to combat the chilly winds. Since Winter squash is one of my must haves for the month, I made a pot of butternut squash soup with curry and coconut milk. The effect is doubly warming but also somewhat sweet. Don't worry, I used light coconut milk that contains 68 percent less fat than regular coconut milk, significantly cutting the calories of this tasty soup. To cut fat further, substitute one can of coconut milk with chicken or vegetable broth, as is done here. Serves 6.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    Ingredients

    1 large butternut squash (about 3 pounds)
    1 tablespoon canola oil
    1 medium size onion, diced
    3 stalks celery, diced
    2 tablespoons curry powder
    1 teaspoon turmeric
    1 teaspoon cumin
    1 teaspoon coriander
    2 cans (13.5 ounce) light coconut milk
    2 teaspoons kosher salt
    2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice

    Optional Garnish: nonfat Greek yogurt, chopped cilantro, toasted cashews

Directions

Directions

1.Bake squash on baking tray at 400 degrees, about an hour, until you can stick a knife through it with no resistance.

2.When cool enough to handle, cut squash in half, scoop out the seeds and discard, then scoop out pulp and set aside.

3.Place oil in 6-quart soup pot over high heat and sauté onion until it is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add celery, curry, turmeric, cumin, and coriander and sauté for 5 minutes. Add 1/4 cup of water to pot, cover, and cook for about 7 minutes until celery is very tender, stirring occasionally. Add more water if needed.

4.Place soft veggies in food processor along with pulp of squash and blend until smooth, about 3 minutes.

5.Place pureed veggie mixture in soup pot. Add coconut milk and salt; whisk until well mixed. Heat mixture over medium heat until soup until soup is warm. Stir in lemon juice.

6.Garnish each bowl with yogurt, chopped cilantro, and nuts, or any combination of the three. Serve warm.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NPWEST.






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  • Delicious! Can't wait to make it for my vegan daughter when she comes home for Christmas break! - 10/27/13

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  • I loved this soup and so did my kids! I had to change it slightly. I like a sweeter taste, so I added 1/4 cup splenda brown sugar blens and some ground cinnamon. Our supermarket didn't have light coconut milk, so I reduced the amount to 1 cup and used regular plus 1/2 cup of fat free half and half - 10/29/11

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  • Warm, sweet and filling. Delicious recipe that even the kiddos liked. - 1/7/11

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