Creamy Spiced Coconut Squash Soup

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You are in for a warm, cozy soup that will hug your insides like a sweater on a cool fall day. Coconut creamy and chock full of Red Kuri Squash, the satisfying medley of spices in this soup mesmerized my taste buds. Produce on Parade provided the inspiration for this soup recipe. I find that this soup tastes even better on day two after all the spices have had time to release their full flavour into the soup. Hope you enjoy!

Serves 4-6

To Start:

1 TBSP organic olive, avocado oil or coconut oil
2 medium organic onions, diced
3 minced organic garlic cloves
1 pinch organic crushed red pepper flakes
1 organic bay leaf
1 1/4 tsp organic ground cumin
1 tsp organic ground turmeric
1/2 tsp organic ground coriander
1/8 tsp organic ground cardamom
1 tsp sea salt
1 pinch of organic black pepper

Then add:

1 medium to large sized organic Red Kuri squash, cubed
4.5-5 cups of organic vegetable broth

Finally:

1 can coconut milk (check for a brand that contains no additives - just coconut and water - this is always the yummiest)
1 tsp organic apple cider vinegar
cayenne pepper to taste

Make It:

1. Add the first set of ingredients to a large soup pot, sautéing on medium low until the onion is translucent. Stir as needed. Your kitchen will fill with a delicious spicy aroma. Scoop out the insides of the red kuri squash and cut the squash into cubes.

2. Add the broth and squash pieces to the soup pot and bring it to a boil, then turn it down to simmer the soup until the squash is fully cooked (about 20 minutes).

3. Remove the soup from the stove. Using an immersion blender, blend the soup until silky smooth.

4. Add the coconut milk, apple cider vinegar, and cayenne stirring until combined on low heat.

Serve and enjoy!

Willis Hoff