Butternut Squash, Lentil and roasted Cauliflower Soup

I had recently added a really tasty Butternut Squash soup recipe to my Pinterest board and as I was lurking through the veggie section at Costco I saw a huge container of it so I took it as a sign. :)) I also picked up a huge Cauliflower too,  for some reason I assumed there was cauliflower in this recipe but there isn’t so I made it my own recipe by roasting the cauliflower and topped the soup along with the red lentils.  I also doubled up on the garlic. The coconut milk made it sweet even though I used light- I drizzled the top with some really hot chili pepper and that made it fantastic.  I might even cut down on the amount of coconut next time to make it slightly healthier- maybe even use just half the can.

butternutsoup

Ingredients
  • 2tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, sliced or diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 400g butternut squash flesh, diced (around half a medium squash)
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 Cups Chicken stock
  • Black pepper
  • 1 Cup red lentils
  • 1 Can coconut milk
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, and cook the onion, garlic and squash over a medium heat until the onion is soft, around 5 minutes. Add the paprika, and cook for one more minute, then add the vegetable stock. Season well with black pepper (you might need a little salt too if you used low sodium stock), and bring to a simmer. Cook until the squash is soft, around 15 minutes.
  2. While the soup is simmering, boil the lentils in a separate pan until they are soft – again, around 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. When the butternut squash is soft, blend the soup with an immersion blender until smooth. Add the coconut milk, and once the soup is piping hot, serve the lentils with the soup poured over the top.

Read more at http://www.amuse-your-bouche.com/smoky-coconut-butternut-squash-soup/#AHe48cK0eYeotHxi.99

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