Butternut, Chilli & Coconut Soup from Cooking Them Healthy


Sometimes all we need is a bowl of warming, homemade soup…

Cooking is fun and can be a great relaxing and bonding activity for your family. Make this delicious, immune-boosting butternut squash soup from Cooking Them Healthy with your little ones. It can be thrown together in no time and makes the perfect lunch or light dinner.

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Butternut, Chilli & Coconut Soup – Serves 4

Butternut squash is rich in immune boosting beta-carotene and vitamin C. Ginger and chilli provide wonderful warming support for the respiratory system. Coconut holds a wealth of health benefits including plenty of good fats, as well as unique antibacterial properties in the form of monolaurin and lauric acid.

Ingredients:

  • 1cm piece of ginger, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed and pasted
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small butternut squash, peeled and chopped into pieces about 1 inch thick
  • 1 small mild chilli, finely chopped (check on your tongue for heat levels)
  • 250ml vegetable or chicken stock
  • ½ can coconut milk (approx 200ml)
  • Chopped coriander and a sprinkle of paprika to serve – optional

Instructions

  1. Melt a little coconut oil in a medium saucepan and cook your onion until soft. Next add in your garlic and ginger and cook for no more than a minute. Then the butternut chunks and chopped chilli. Give everything a good stir and add in the stock.
  2. Place a lid on and cook for 10-15 minutes until butternut is cooked through.
  3. Take off the heat and pulse with a hand blender until smooth. Finally add in the coconut milk.
  4. Garnish with coriander and paprika and serve.
  5. For adults – this is delicious with a pinch of salt.