Creamy Butternut and Carrot Soup
Are you looking for a comforting and delicious soup to warm you up on a chilly day? Look no further than this creamy butternut and carrot soup. Packed with vitamins and bursting with flavor, this soup is the perfect way to enjoy the bounty of fall produce. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a beginner in the kitchen, this recipe is sure to impress.
- 1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed
- 4 large carrots, peeled and chopped
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Fresh parsley or cilantro for garnish (optional)
Step 1: Prepare the vegetables
Start by peeling and cubing the butternut squash. Chop the carrots and dice the onion. Mince the garlic cloves.
Step 2: Sauté the vegetables
In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and minced garlic, and sauté until the onion becomes translucent and fragrant.
Step 3: Cook the butternut squash and carrots
Add the cubed butternut squash and chopped carrots to the pot. Stir well to coat the vegetables with the onion and garlic mixture. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Step 4: Add the spices and broth
Sprinkle the ground cumin and cinnamon over the vegetables. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour in the vegetable broth, making sure it covers the vegetables.
Step 5: Simmer the soup
Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and let the soup simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until the butternut squash and carrots are tender.
Step 6: Blend the soup
Using an immersion blender or a regular blender, carefully blend the soup until smooth and creamy. If using a regular blender, work in batches and be cautious of the hot liquid.
Step 7: Add the coconut milk
Pour in the coconut milk and stir well to incorporate it into the soup. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
Step 8: Serve and garnish
Ladle the creamy butternut and carrot soup into bowls. Garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro if desired. Serve hot and enjoy!
This creamy butternut and carrot soup is a delightful combination of flavors and textures. The sweetness of the butternut squash and carrots pairs perfectly with the warm spices, creating a comforting and satisfying dish. The addition of coconut milk adds a creamy richness that takes this soup to the next level.
Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight meal or an impressive starter for a dinner party, this soup is a winner. It’s also a great way to sneak in some extra vegetables and nourish your body with vitamins and minerals. So grab your ingredients and get cooking – a bowl of creamy butternut and carrot soup awaits!