savory winter soup

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savory winter soup
this savory soup was a delicious addition to our dinner last week. you know my mister doesn't care for soup, but he called this one an exception (yeah!). it's perfect for those cold blustery days as the cozy flavors of winter warm you up from the inside out.


2 butternut squash - roasted
2 granny smith apples - chopped to 1" pieces
1 onion - chopped
3 cloves of garlic
2 tbs olive oil
1-1/2 cups apple juice
1 cup coconut milk
3 cups veggie stalk
2 tsp salt
1 tsp minced ginger

now, i would like to say season to taste with the following spices, but if you need a starting point, this is what i recommend. then, adjust as necessary:

1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
1 tsp curry
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp nutmeg


roast the butternut squash (click here for the how-to). meanwhile, heat the olive oil over medium heat in a heavy saucepan. add onions, apples and garlic and saute until onions become translucent (~7 mins). add the roasted butternut squash, ginger, apple juice, coconut milk, veggie stalk and bring to a boil. puree soup (i use this handy gadget or you could transfer the soup to a blender and return it to the pot). season with salt and spices and serve hot. enjoy!


  • This looks so delicious, we just got an immersion blender for christmas, and now I make all kinds of creamy soups! The kids have no idea what sorts of vegetable-y goodness their eating!

  • This soup looks absolutely wonderful. I love Pumpkin soup, but this one has a lovely twist to it. I have saved it and will let you know when I try it. Thank you.

    Rob in Australia

  • I’m really excited to try this! We make FREQUENT trips to Whole Foods throughout the winter when they have butternut squash soup in season. I’ll save us a bundle if I just make it myself (plus we can have bigger portions that way too) ;)

    Thanks for sharing, I’m saving this recipe for when I’m feeling motivated in the kitchen!

  • I made this yesterday during a dreary winter rain and it was the best thing I have ever made. Thank you so much for the recipe. I ended up not pureeing it entirely and the bits of onions were a lovely addition. :)

  • I’ve just made this soup and it’s fantastic! I didn’t have any nutmeg or cloves but it still came out very tasty indeed. Thanks for the recipe :)

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