Spicy Kabocha Soup

November 09, 2017

Spicy Kabocha Soup

Spicy Kabocha Soup

Serves: About 8

 This thick, creamy, velvety soup is vegan-friendly… unless you top it with sour cream or a sprinkle of parmesan. Our recipe works best with kabocha squash, but if you can’t find any at your local farmer’s market or green grocer, substitute with acorn or butternut squash instead.

Ingredients

  • 3 medium-sized kabocha squash
  • 4 T olive oil, divided
  • Sea Salt and Fresh Cracked Pepper
  • 1 cup finely diced onion
  • 2 t The Original™ Seasoning
  • 1 can (14 oz) coconut milk
  • 6 -8 cups vegetable or chicken broth - water instead is optional
  • Chopped fresh chives & Optional Sour Cream, Yogurt or Parmesan for garnish

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
    2. Carefully cut each kabocha in half. Rub the cut surfaces with olive oil and sprinkle generously with sea salt. (To add a smokiness, try our Super Smoky™ salt.)
    3. Place on a baking sheet, flesh side up and roast in preheated oven for 45-60 minutes or until the squash is very, very tender. Set aside to cool.
    4. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 T olive oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Add onions and saute for 8-10 minutes or until a golden, soft translucent. Add The Original™ seasoning and cook an additional minute longer, or until fragrant. (If you like it spicy, feel free to increase the seasoning!)
    5. Using a spoon, scoop the flesh from the cooled kabocha into the pot. Stir in coconut milk and 6 cups broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20-30 minutes to let the flavors meld. Remove from heat.
    6. Using an immersion blender or food processor, process the soup until you have a thick, smooth puree. (If it seems too thick for your preference, stir in more broth/water, a half a cup at a time, until you reach your desired consistency).
    7. Adjust seasoning by adding a touch more sea salt and fresh cracked pepper, Serve plain or top with a flourish of chopped chives and enjoy purely vegan. Or add dollop of sour cream or some freshly shaved parmesan. Enjoy!!!!


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