Fall Favourites: Roasted Acorn Squash Soup (Dairy Free)

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Photo courtesy of www.joyoushealth.com

The rain has started and autumn is in the air. I love making warm, healthy and delicious soups in the fall and winter. This one from Joyous Health is a favourite, delicious and super easy to make! Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 acorn squash
  • 1/4 cup filtered water
  • 3 leeks
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1-2 cups vegetable or chicken stock (depending how thick you like it)
  • Lots of pepper
  • Good dose of pink rock salt or sea salt
  • Pinch of cayenne powder
  • Squirt of fresh lemon juice
  • Dollop of extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions

Preheat oven to 360 degrees. Cut acorn squash into quarters and scoop out seeds and goop. Place on a baking sheet or large dish. Pour water into dish and cover lightly. Bake for 50 minutes or until fork tender.

Meanwhile, trim the green ends of the leeks and chop finely. Saute in a pan on medium with some organic butter, coconut oil or camelina oil until they are well cooked. You can add a splash of white wine while cooking them if you like!

When ready, remove acorn squash from oven and let cool slightly. The peel will now be very easy to remove.

Place roasted squash, cooked leeks, coconut milk and water into a high power blender or hand blend it in a large pot until a puree texture. Place pureed mixture in a large pot (if using a blender) and heat to a soft boil. Reduce to a simmer, add garlic and spices and squirt of lemon. Keep warm until serving.

When serving, add a dollop of extra-virgin olive oil to each bowl.

Serves 5.

On September 29, 2014, posted in: Blog , Nutrition , Recipes

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