Hey look! A recipe that isn't a baked good or dessert! This is a big deal!
Of course, dessert isn't the only thing I eat. However, most of my meals are so basic they aren't worth sharing a recipe for. But, this Ginger Butternut Squash Soup is an exception. Creamy, popping with spicy ginger, and using one of the world's best squashes as a base, this soup is definitely worth making.
This soup creation was the result of some wisdom teeth getting kicked to the curb. If you've never had your wisdom teeth taken out, you're basically told to be on a liquid diet the first day or two. Now, for some people, this means shoveling ice cream and pudding and smoothies down their throats, but I was determined to eat food that would jumpstart the healing process. So, I made some soups in advance, and this was one of them. (Pro tip: this soup keeps well. I had it sitting in my fridge for a week as I slowly finished it off)
But little did I know that this soup would be good for me in more than one way. Not only was it super easy to eat, but the ginger soothed my stomach—the pain pills they gave me often cause an upset stomach, but I never had any nausea or stomach pains. Normally that's a huge problem for me. So I totally attribute the help to the ginger in this soup! That was lucky for me, because I hadn't thought of ginger's stomach-soothing qualities when I made the soup...I just thought ginger would be a great addition to the basic butternut squash soup.
And I was right about that.
If you're looking for an easy recipe that you can make Sunday and store in the fridge for week-long depletion, this recipe is great.
Likewise, if you've been having an upset tummy, you'll want to make this ginger butternut squash soup. Soup makes everyone feel better because it's soup. Add ginger and it's like the Justice League of stomach soothing!
- 1 medium butternut squash
- 2 medium carrots
- 1 medium apple
- 1-2 Tb fresh ginger
- 3-6 cups chicken or bone broth/water (more liquid = thinner consistency)
- ½ c coconut milk
- ½ tsp cayenne
- fresh minced ginger (for garnish, if desired)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Cut butternut squash in half and scoop out seeds and stringy stuff. Place squash halves and carrots on a baking sheet and roast for about 40 minutes.
- Once squash is soft, remove from oven and let cool for a bit (until you can comfortably work with it without constantly being in fear of burning yourself). If you let it roast long enough, the skin should peel off fairly easily. Peel it off. Peel it all off.
- If using a Vitamix, add ingredients and blend for about 5 min or until hot. I had to break it up into 2 batches.
- If you're using a regular blender that can't heat, add all ingredients (in batches as necessary), blend until smooth, and pour the soup into a pot. Heat the soup over medium-low heat until hot.
- Garnish with fresh minced ginger, if desired.
*If you use water or vegetable broth in place of chicken/bone broth, this recipe is vegetarian/vegan friendly.
This recipe was shared on the Allergy Free Wednesday Link-up.