I keep seeing a million squash commercials on TV. Clearly, it’s that season and if you haven’t made a butternut squash soup yet, I have my version for you. Here is an easy and delicious Butternut Squash Soup with Curry and Lime.
If you google squash soup, you will come up with an endless amount of recipes available and tons of them involve curry. Mine is different though and in my opinion, the best of them all. The lime juice at the end and the toppings really send this soup over the top. You’ll also notice that this soup is not pureed like most of the others. My husband wanted a chunky soup this time around so I left the pieces whole in all their glory.
What a perfect time to make a large warm pot of goodness for dinner. The highs are in the 20s today in Indiana so this will really hit the spot. If time is a concern for you and you have a crock pot, throw all of the ingredients in the crockpot, except the lime juice and toppings, set on low for the day and go to work. When you come home, check the soup. Crank up the heat, taste it and then add the lime juice just before serving. Scoop into bowls and top with all your favorite toppings.
To start this recipe though, get all of your ingredients ready. This really makes it easy so you’re not chopping and watching the soup at the same time. Once everything is chopped and prepared, heat a large heavy pot to medium heat, add the onions, ginger, and salt and sauté until translucent. Next, add curry powder and garlic and cook until the garlic is just fragrant. Notice how oil was not used in the beginning. You may start to see the onions and ginger stick slightly. If so, add a bit of water to loosen them up. Once you add the vegetable stock, everything will become part of the soup. This is a way to no oil sauté. Go ahead and give it a try.
Lastly, add the squash and vegetable broth to the pan and cover with a lid. The broth should completely cover the squash so everything cooks nicely. Let this simmer on low until the squash is tender. It should take about 20-25 minutes. For the last 5 minutes, remove the lid off the pot to let some of the liquid evaporate. Once tender, pour in the lime juice and stir. Taste one last time for more seasoning and serve with the toppings.
I hope you all love this recipe. It really comes together quickly with minimal ingredients and is absolutely delicious. If you make this, please be sure to tag me on Instagram and Facebook @plantiful_grub and leave a comment on my webpage below the recipe. I love to see what you make and I love to read comments!