Spicy Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

Spicy Vegan Butternut Squash Soup is so tasty. I really liked this creamy soup. It’s highly flavored with lots of different spices and has a thick, creamy texture because it’s pureed with a blender. It’s fairly easy to make so you can have a nice, tasty meal ready in an hour if you boil the squash or about an hour and a half if you bake it first.

I tried lots of different garnishes: cracked black pepper plus basil, cracked black pepper and parsley, and plain cinnamon. But my favorite garnish was a slice of lime with a heavy dose of cinnamon. It made this soup absolutely scrumptious. If you are looking for an easy soup recipe and you like spicy flavors this one is a great one to try out.

When I originally posted this recipe in November 2012, the pictures were of really poor quality since I was using an iPhone 3 for a camera. I recently remade this recipe (September 2016) for lunch with a friend. But this time I did a real makeover from the original recipe. It still has a lot of spices and you can increase them if you desire. I added apples, cinnamon and leeks to provide a full-bodied flavor. Spicy Vegan Butternut Squash Soup is a delightful soup. I hope you give it a try.

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Spicy Vegan Butternut Squash Soup is one delicious soup. I served mine with a sprinkling of cinnamon.

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It’s also good with a few drops of lime juice.

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Doesn’t Spicy Vegan Butternut Squash Soup look wonderful? Add a hot roll or oyster crackers and this soup is something special.

 

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

Cut the tops off a bulb of garlic and roast at 350 about 30 minutes in oven or toaster oven. Remove from oven and peel garlic skin from garlic. Set garlic aside.

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Place coconut oil in sauce pan. Add onions and leeks. Cook about 3 minutes.

I really like working with coconut oil. It doesn’t become unstable at high temperatures like most oils do. For those of you who have never cooked with coconut oil, it does  not make whatever you are making taste like coconut. It reminds me of using lard which I haven’t done since the 70s. Coconut oil is a very healthy oil to cook with even though it is saturated. Melt coconut oil in large saucepan. Add onions.

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Add apples, ginger and spices. Cook one minute.

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Add vegetable broth. Bring to a boil. Simmer covered, 10 minutes.

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Add baked butternut squash, roasted garlic and lime juice. Heat through about 15-20 minutes.

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 With an immersion blender, puree ingredients until smooth.

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Consider these garnishes: cracked black pepper, basil, cayenne pepper, cinnamon and parsley.

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Here’s a serving of this spicy soup.

 

Here’s the recipe.

SPICY VEGAN BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

(My own concoction)

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Delicious vegan soup is filled with turmeric, cumin, ginger, coriander, cinnamon, chili flakes, lime & cayenne pepper along with roasted garlic and butternut squash. This is a wonderful, savory and spicy soup.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 90 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 90 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Spicy Vegan Butternut Squash Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this spicy #soup is an amazing way to use #apples & #butternutsquash. Great comfort food.
Instructions
  1. Either roast squash in 400° oven for about 45-60 minutes, or peel and cut and boil 15-20 minutes until done.
  2. Reserve water to use for vegetable broth.
  3. Dice the onion.
  4. Add coconut oil to the pan. When hot, add onion and leek.
  5. Stir to coat, then cook, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes until onion starts to look translucent.
  6. Add apples, ginger and spices.
  7. Stir and cook 1 minute.
  8. Add vegetable stock (or water squash has cooked in) and bring to a boil.
  9. Add lime juice, garlic and butternut squash.
  10. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, about 10 minutes.
  11. Add a bit more broth if needed.
  12. Puree using an immersion blender or carefully in batches using a blender.
  13. Thin with milk (dairy or non-dairy) if desired. (I didn't find this necessary as the soup had a great texture).
  14. If you have a light-colored plastic immersion blender, wash it immediately to prevent the turmeric from staining.
  15. Serve sprinkled with cinnamon and fresh lime juice, if desired.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: If you have a light-colored plastic immersion blender, wash it immediately to prevent the turmeric from staining.

NOTE: I did not use the Almond Breeze to thin the soup.

FOR THOSE OF YOU ASKING FOR THE ORIGINAL RECIPE, HERE IT IS: 

(Recipe adapted from Stacy Spensley, Center Stage Wellness)

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 lb. butternut squash, cooked and drained
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 whole garlic bulb, roasted
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • ¾ - 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¾ - 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. red chili flakes
  • 32-oz. vegetable stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • juice of half a lime
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Cracked black pepper, parsley, cayenne pepper, and oyster crackers for garnish
Instructions:
  1. Either roast squash in 400° oven for about 45-60 minutes, or peel and cut and boil 15-20 minutes until done.
  2. Reserve water to use for vegetable broth.
  3. Dice the onion.
  4. Add coconut oil to the pan. When hot, add onion.
  5. Stir to coat, then cook, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes until onion starts to look translucent.
  6. Add ginger and spices.
  7. Stir and cook 1 minute.
  8. Add vegetable stock (or water squash has cooked in) and bring to a boil.
  9. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, about 10 minutes.
  10. Add a bit more broth if needed.
  11. Add lime juice.
  12. Puree using a stick blender or carefully in batches using a blender.
  13. Thin with milk (dairy or non-dairy) if desired.
  14. If you have a light-colored plastic immersion blender, wash it immediately to prevent the turmeric from staining.
  15. Serve topped with cracked black pepper and a garnish of cilantro or basil if desired.
[b]Spicy Vegan Butternut Squash Soup[/b]
Recipe Type: Soup, Stews and Chowders
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from Stacy Spensley, [url href=”http://centerstagewellness.com/spicy-butternut-squash-soup/” target=”_blank” title=”spicy butternut squash soup”]Center Stage Wellness[/url]
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 4
Delicious vegan soup is filled with turmeric, cumin, ginger, coriander, cinnamon, chili flakes, lime & cayenne pepper along with roasted garlic and butternut squash. This is a wonderful, savory and spicy soup.
Ingredients
  • 2-3 lb. butternut squash, cooked and drained
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 whole garlic bulb, roasted
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • ¾ – 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¾ – 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. red chili flakes
  • 32-oz. vegetable stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • juice of half a lime
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Cracked black pepper, parsley, cayenne pepper, and oyster crackers for garnish
Instructions
  1. Either roast squash in 400° oven for about 45-60 minutes, or peel and cut and boil 15-20 minutes until done.
  2. Reserve water to use for vegetable broth.
  3. Dice the onion.
  4. Add coconut oil to the pan. When hot, add onion.
  5. Stir to coat, then cook, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes until onion starts to look translucent.
  6. Add ginger and spices.
  7. Stir and cook 1 minute.
  8. Add vegetable stock (or water squash has cooked in) and bring to a boil.
  9. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, about 10 minutes.
  10. Add a bit more broth if needed.
  11. Add lime juice.
  12. Puree using a stick blender or carefully in batches using a blender.
  13. Thin with milk (dairy or non-dairy) if desired.
  14. If you have a light-colored plastic immersion blender, wash it immediately to prevent the turmeric from staining.
  15. Serve topped with cracked black pepper and a garnish of cilantro or basil if desired.

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Here’s a look at the finished product, although I would garnish it with dried parsley, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper.

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If you like spicy soups, Spicy Vegan Butternut Squash Soup is fantastic.

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26 Replies to "Spicy Vegan Butternut Squash Soup"

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    Sara October 19, 2016 (12:40 pm)

    Is there any way you could post a link to the original recipe too? I made that so many times last year and could probably remember most of it, but not all of it. I’ll try it the new way, but my family loved the original recipe so much and that can be a rarity for us, so if you still have the old recipe I would love to be able to make it that way as well!

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      Teresa October 20, 2016 (8:09 am)

      Oh, Sara, I’m so sorry. I no longer have the older recipe. I typed over the older edition in my computer. So sorry.

    • comment-avatar
      lauren October 27, 2016 (9:45 pm)

      Hi Sara if you find the originals recipe will you post it? We too were major fans if it and I just discovered to day the link doesn’t work

      • comment-avatar
        Teresa October 28, 2016 (10:09 am)

        Hi, Lauren. I located the original recipe and I’ve now included it in the note section for this recipe. Glad you enjoyed the recipe.

    • comment-avatar
      Teresa October 28, 2016 (10:10 am)

      Hi, Sara, I found the original recipe and now I’ve added it to the note section at the bottom of the recipe. Enjoy.

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    Anonymous September 21, 2016 (4:56 pm)

    I stumbled on this recipe trying to find a vegan recipe for my butternut squash. I cooked my squash in my crockpot. Found that idea on Pinterest. I followed the recipe except for the coconut oil and milk. I use the veggie broth to sauté. I used unsweetened almond milk. After cooking everything together I tasted it. It was amazing. The flavors were amazing. I liked the consistency of the soup and decided not to blend it more. So I cooked some brown rice pad Thai noodles. Browned some tofu and had an amazing pasta. I think I’m going to blend half and keep the other half for a chunkier substance.

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      Teresa September 22, 2016 (8:24 am)

      Hi there. I recently remade this recipe and I also used almond milk instead of the coconut. I liked it a lot better too. So glad you enjoyed the recipe.

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        Anonymous September 24, 2016 (4:12 am)

        Thank you!!! Have you tried this on pasta? Very yummy! Thank you again!

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          Teresa September 24, 2016 (6:53 pm)

          I can’t say I’ve tried it on pasta. I will be updating the recipe in the next week or two with the changes I made from my initial posting. You may want to check it out again then.

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    E September 22, 2014 (8:27 am)

    This was amazing! I made it for my family this weekend and everyone loved it! I roasted my own butternut squash first and then pureed it in a blender with the skin on, then added all the other ingredients that were simmering on the stove and blended again. Delicious!

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      Teresa September 22, 2014 (10:13 am)

      I’m so glad you liked it, Emily. I love when a recipe is not only delicious but healthy! Thanks for stopping by and letting me know what you thought of the recipe. I really appreciate it.

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    Jennifer May 10, 2014 (5:09 pm)

    I just love how all the flavors come together. This is delicious!

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      Teresa May 10, 2014 (5:58 pm)

      Thanks, Jennifer. I am so glad you enjoyed it. I thought it was excellent and healthy. Yay!

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    petit4chocolatier November 8, 2012 (5:53 am)

    Excellent soup Teresa! Love the flavors. Thank you for the link to Center Stage Wellness!

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    ohiocook November 7, 2012 (1:13 pm)

    That looks like a comfort food too me!

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      Teresa November 7, 2012 (3:29 pm)

      It’s quite good. I especially like it sprinkled heavily with cinnamon on top and lightly sprinkled with cayenne pepper. Yum, yum!

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    ohiocook November 7, 2012 (1:11 pm)

    Reblogged this on Meals on Wheels.

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