Recipe: Dr. Jiwani’s Butternut Squash Soup
Butternut Squash Soup is one of those characteristic fall favourites I yearn for, as the leaves turn colours and you start to notice a nip in the air. Of all the squashes, I find butternut squash the loveliest for recipes. For a while I would hurriedly buy the cartons of soup, reheating and hacking the flavour.
Dr. Jiwani’s Butternut Squash Soup is ideal for those looking for a warm, comforting meal or starter, yet Low Carb, Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Corn-Free, suitable for even those following Paleo, Keto, Vegan & Grain-Free Diets.
Health Benefits of Butternut Squash:
Low in Calories & Carbohydrates
High Fiber for Weight Loss , Stabilizing Blood Sugars & Bowel Regularity
High Potassium Source for Normalizing Blood Pressure
High Vitamin A levels over 350% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)
Improves Immunity & Vision
Improves Skin Appearance
High Antioxidants Reduce Inflammation
Once my health became an issue, I started reading labels and was astonished to find so much sugar & potential allergens (read “organic spices” as that could be anything) in the carton soups, including a net 18 grams of Carbs per cup!
This year I served Dr. Jiwani’s Butternut Squash Soup as the appetizer to our Thanksgiving meal and it was a huge hit so I thought I would share it as it is quite easy to make!
Dr. Jiwani’s Butternut Squash Soup
Serving: 16 – 20 servings
4 Organic Yellow Onions, Medium Sized, Diced
2 Organic Granny Smith Apples, Diced
2 tablespoons Organic Ginger, Fresh, Grated
6 cloves Organic Garlic, Minced
1 teaspoon Himalayan Sea Salt
½ teaspoon Organic Cayenne (use more for extra spiciness)
2 Organic Butternut Squash, Large Sized
8 cups Dr. Jiwani’s Homemade Vegetable Stock
1 ½ cup Organic Coconut Milk / Coconut Cream
4 tbsp Organic Coconut Oil
2 tbsp Organic Raw Coconut Nectar / Yacon Syrup
- Preheat Oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
- Line Large Cookie Sheet with Foil
- Cut Butternut Squash in half, placing 4 halves flesh side down onto cookie sheet
- Roast in Oven for 50 – 60 minutes
- Butternut Squash is done when soft & mushy; Continue to roast if not soft enough
- Let Butternut Squash cool before scooping it out
- Butternut Squash should easily separate from its skin, otherwise not roasted enough
- Make Dr. Jiwani’s Homemade Vegetable Stock first
- Dr. Jiwani’s Homemade Vegetable Stock may be frozen or refrigerated when made ahead of time
Butternut Squash Soup:
- Fine chop Onions in Food Processor
- Heat Coconut Oil in Stockpot over medium heat
- Add & Sauté Onions for 5 minutes
- Add Spices & Sauté for another 5 minutes
- Add Roasted Butternut Squash meat into Stockpot with Onions & Spices
- Add 8 cups of Dr. Jiwani’s Homemade Vegetable Stock
- Cook on low heat to simmer for 15 minutes or more, melding and deepening flavours
- Add Coconut Nectar / Yacon Syrup to sweeten
- Puree with an Immersion Hand Blender or Blend in the Vita-Mix
- Blend more for a smoother, velvety finish
- After pureeing soup in the Vita-Mix, pour blended soup back into the Stockpot
- Reheat the Butternut Squash Soup on low heat
- Add Coconut Milk or Coconut Cream after reheating soup to simmer only
- Avoid Boiling Soup once Coconut Milk or Coconut Cream is added to prevent a curdled look
- Serve into Soup Bowls & Garnish with a Dollop of Coconut Milk & Thyme Sprig or Jalapeños
- Refrigerate or Freeze Leftovers in Freezer Safe Glass Containers
AVOID PLASTIC for storage due to cancer causing & hormone disrupting chemicals that leach into the food
Please avoid your specific food allergies. This recipe is allergy-free as above, when the correct ingredients are used as per the recipe above
Cool Soup first before pureeing in the Vita-Mix
Always make sure Vita-Mix lid on snapped on shut securely and the dials are on low before starting it
Avoid getting a partial 3rd degree burn like I did, when hot soup exploded as the Vita-Mix lid popped off, and scalded my forearm!
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