The following recipe is the creation of nutrition student, Jillian Wagner, who’s been testing out some recipes to share here on Pilates Nutritionist.
If you like butternut squash soup – and you’re a fan of Asian cuisine, I bet you’ll love Jillian’s recipe for Thai Butternut Squash Soup.
Without further ado, here’s Jillian:
My college roommate, and fellow dietetics student, inspired this butternut squash soup recipe. We’re always trying out new recipes in our apartment and she’s into Thai-inspired flavors. This is a version of her recipe that I altered a bit based on ingredients I already had on hand.
Thai Butternut Squash Soup is perfect to enjoy throughout the cold winter months. It gives the classic butternut squash soup recipe a little kick and makes enough for several servings (for us, it lasts a few days). It’s especially yummy paired with coconut rice (use half water, half coconut milk when cooking). The combination of flavors is just so delicious and it makes a great, filling meal.
Thai Butternut Squash Soup
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 sweet onion, diced
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
- 3 tablespoons fresh garlic, minced
- 2 medium-sized butternut squash, peeled, seeded, cubed
- 1 sweet potato, peeled, cubed
- 1 ½ cups chopped carrots
- 1 teaspoon sea salt (or more, to taste)
- 32 oz vegetable broth
- 1 can (15 oz) full-fat coconut milk
- 4 leaves fresh basil, chopped (plus more for garnish)
- Sriracha, to taste
- Garnish: chopped apple, basil, roasted squash seeds (optional)
In a large pot over medium-high heat, melt coconut oil.
Add onion, ginger, and garlic. Saute for ~5 minutes.
Once softened and fragrant, add squash sweet potatoes, carrots, and salt. Saute for ~5 minutes.
Add vegetable stock (add a little water if you don’t have enough stock to cover the vegetables). Let simmer for ~20 minutes, or until vegetables soften.
Add coconut milk.
Puree soup (use an immersion blender, regular blender, or food processor).
Stir in basil and Sriracha. Adjust seasonings to taste.
Garnish with chopped apple, basil leaves, and roasted squash seeds. (optional)
Note: For instructions on making roasted squash seeds, see this post.
Did you like this recipe? If so tell me about it in the comments below!
Until next week,
PS – Not into Thai flavors, but want to make a similar soup? Try my recipe for Carrot Ginger Squash Soup.