This butternut squash soup is so simple and made with only a few ingredients. The reason I didn't add any spices was because I made it for my parents a few weekends ago and my dad isn't crazy about spices. I discovered in the process that butternut squash is so flavourful just on its own you really don't need to add anything! I made it again this past weekend for a dinner party Walker and I hosted. Normally I would add curry spices but I left it plain again and it was a hit! However, the toasted seeds on top were very flavourful.
If you want to add spices, I've given you some suggestions below but you'll see what I mean... you really won't have to add anything.
First I roasted the butternut squash with some pink salt and black pepper and then I sauteed the onions on the stovetop. You could totally roast the squash and onions together, I just didn't have a pot big enough. Plus I like caramelizing the onions a bit for taste. I love roasting veggies because the flavour is rich and well...it's easy! These days with baby Vienna, I'm all about easy recipes.
I made quite a big batch so I've been enjoying it since our dinner party on Saturday night. Here's this simple and nourishing recipe.
Depending how big your squashes are you may wish to add more liquid for a thinner consistency. If you've run out of coconut milk, just add a touch of water as needed.
I also toasted some pumpkin seeds and almonds. This really makes it next level deliciousness! So I encourage you to take this extra step, you'll be glad you did. Here are the instructions for toasted seeds.
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spread nuts and seeds on a cookie sheet. Drizzle with a touch of olive oil and sprinkle with your favourite seasonings. I used sea salt, pepper and cumin. Toast for about 5-7 minutes. You'll hear the pumpkin seeds making a "pop" noise. You can also toast them in a pan on the stove as well. Sprinkle on top of soup.
I am going to introduce purees very soon to baby Vienna and butternut squash will be one of the first! Minus the onions and seasonings of course.
Let me know if you try this soup and what you think.
Wishing you warmth and sunshine!