Roasted Butternut Squash & Pear Soup, by Fraiche Nutrition
This is a really quick soup to make and looks super impressive when you dress it up with a swirl of sour cream or Greek yogurt if you have guests.
3 ½ – 4 c. diced butternut squash (1 medium squash)
4 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 medium sweet yellow onion, diced
1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger
2 c. diced peeled pears (3 medium pears)
1 liter (or a 900mL container) chicken or vegetable stock
1 tsp. ground coriander
1 tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. cumin
600mL coconut milk
salt to taste
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 425F. Roast the butternut squash for 40 minutes; remove from the oven and cool.
In a large heavy bottomed saucepan, heat the other 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium heat and add the onion. Cook until soft and transparent. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for an additional 2 minutes, until fragrant. Add the pears, stock, spices, coconut milk and roasted squash and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for approximately 25 minutes or until the pears are soft.
Using an immersion blender, blend the soup until smooth. Thin with more coconut milk or chicken stock if desired and season with salt to taste.
Garnish with a swirl of Greek yogurt or sour cream and a sprig of kale if you feel like it!
Recipe and image courtesy of www.fraichenutrition.com