Curried Butternut Velvet Soup


This simple soup comes together quickly, but dress it up with garnishes of pomegranate seeds (called arils) and fried sage leaves and you’ve got a dish worthy of company! To fry sage leaves, simply heat oil in a pan and cook them for about 5 seconds. This recipe comes to us from Priscilla of She’s Cookin’.

Serves 4

  • 1 small butternut squash, roasted
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons curry
  • ½ teaspoon harissa
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • Garnish: pomegranate arils, fried sage leaves, pistachios
  • 1 pat butter, optional

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Cut the butternut squash in half lengthwise and remove the seeds and stringy pulp. Put the halves flesh side down in a baking dish, add 1 cup of water. Wrap the sweet potato in aluminum foil. Bake the squash and sweet potato for 30 minutes until you can pierce through the skin easily.

While the squash is roasting, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook leeks until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and spices, stir and cook for another minute. Add wine and cook for another two minutes to meld the flavors. Set aside.

Remove the squash and sweet potato from the oven. When the squash to cool enough to handle, scrape the flesh from the skin. Cut the sweet potato into half, no need to peel – it will be totally pureed and you’ll retain all the nutrients in the skin.

Add the squash, sweet potato, leek-spice mixture, and almond milk to your blender. Process on until smooth. Place in a saucepan to heat, stir in butter to add a touch of richness, if desired.

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Nutrition Information

Curried Butternut Velvet Soup

Servings per Recipe: 4

Amount per Serving

Calories:  155

Calories from Fat:  6

Total Fat:  6g

Saturated Fat:  1g

Cholesterol:  0mg

Sodium:  157mg

Potassium:  603mg

Carbohydrates:  20mg

Dietary Fiber:  4g

Protein:  3g

Sugars:  5g

Vitamin A:  167%

Vitamin C:  46%

Calcium:  40%

Iron:  17%

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