Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup

Once again, I have a craving for soup, but this time I want something different.  (I also may have made broccoli for dinner two nights ago, eaten cheese as my mid-afternoon snack and have bored myself of these two ingredients. Shhhh…)  Courtesy of my friend Christina,  I present to you an excellent recipe for Butternut Squash Soup (For all you BU students reading this, Copper Kettle in the George Sherman Union makes a delicious vegetarian butternut squash soup.)

S0, for dinner this Saturday night, this soup is what I’m making:

Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup from Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp roasted cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp madras curry powder
  • 1/2 medium onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 16 oz (about 2 cups) chopped peeled butternut squash
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 3 cups fat free vegetable
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste (1/4 tsp salt + pepper)
  • chopped fresh cilantro (optional)


Add oil to a medium soup pot, on medium heat. When oil is hot add onion, garlic and sauté. Add roasted cumin, masala and madras curry powder and mix well cooking another minute. Add broth, light coconut milk, butternut squash and cook covered until squash is soft, 12-15 minutes. Remove cover and using an immersion blender, puree soup until smooth (or puree in a blender). Season with salt and fresh pepper and serve with fresh cilantro. Serves 3.

As promised, those ingredients with the funny names (i.e. the Indian spices are all available at Shaws/Star Market – look in the Indian food section if you don’t see them in the spice aisle.  If you’re still having trouble finding them, go over to Allston Market at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Harvard St. across the street from Wonderbar – they have everything there.)

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Kristin Ward on November 30, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Uhhh HELLO weekend comfort food. I have a feeling this is legit going to get me through finals. I still need to perfect the art of pureeing though.


  2. Posted by Vieshnavi on December 2, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    What kind of blender do you have? Are there a lot of different options for settings you can choose? I secretly find blending things fun (I love making smoothies, for example).


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