Butternut Squash, Carrot, Ginger Soup
This soup is creamy and earthy with a touch of spice.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
- 1 Large Butternut Squash Yields about 4 cups
- 3 Carrots Peeled, Cut into Thirds
- 1/2 Onion Diced
- 2 Garlic Cloves Minced
- 1 Tsp Ginger Grated
- 1/2 Tsp Dried Sage
- 1 1/4 Tsp Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- 4 c. Vegetable Broth
- 1 c. Water
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 4 Tbsp Pumpkin Seeds For Garnish
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
With a sharp knife, cut a 3 inch slit in the side of the butternut squash. Place on a microwave safe plate, and microwave for about 4 minutes. This will help soften the squash, and make it easier to cut and scoop out the seeds.
Remove squash from microwave, cut off the end with the stem, and then cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds with a spoon.
On a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush the flesh side of the squash and the carrots with olive oil. Place the flesh side of the squash down and bake in the oven for 45 minutes or until tender.
Once the squash and carrots are tender, remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
Meanwhile, in a large heavy bottom pot or dutch oven, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat.
Add diced onions. Cook for 4-5 minutes.
Add garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
When the squash is cool enough to handle, scoop out the flesh and add to the onions and garlic.
Add the carrots, vegetable broth, ginger, dried sage, water, salt and pepper.
Bring to a boil then reduce heat to med/low and simmer for about 25 minutes.
Turn off the heat. Ladle soup into blender (depending on the size of your blender you may need to do this in two batches). Blend on high until soup is smooth and creamy.
Return soup to pot and heat through on low.
To serve, ladle soup into a bowl and top with pumpkin seeds.Enjoy!