Butternut Squash, Red Lentil, and Coconut Soup

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Category: Soups & Salads | Blog URL: http://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/2008/09/butternut-squash-red-lentil-and-coconut.html

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


1 small butternut squash, about 1.5-2lb
olive oil
1 small onion, diced
1 small leek, small dice
1 small fresh hot pepper, minced
1 stalk celery, diced
1 small carrot, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1 teaspoon curry powder
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup red lentils
3 tablespoons coconut milk


Preheat the oven to 350F. Cut the squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds and stringy center. Oil each half gently with olive oil or cooking spray, put face down on a cookie sheet and bake until tender (about 25-40 minutes).
Meanwhile heat a soup pot over medium heat. Add a tablespoon of olive oil, the onion, celery, carrot, leek, pepper, garlic, curry powder, ginger and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Stir regularly and sweat for about 10 minutes or until veggies soften a bit. Add stock and bring to a simmer. Add lentils and stir regularly at a simmer for 15 minutes.
When squash is tender scoop out and gently mash and stir into the soup. Stir the coconut milk into the soup until well incorporated. Taste and correct for seasoning then served.




Helen Pitlick's picture

This. Looks. Amazing.

Must try!


This soup was attempting to cure my cold through healthy proteins (lentils), wholesome vegetables(butternut squash), cold killing medicinals (ginger and garlic) and a bit of kick (coconut milk). It came together really well, I only wish the picture captured the texture as it was really yummy. I am heading out for a run now but I am going to have the leftovers afterwords. Sadly, my cold is still around but I think I am on the mend.




Monday, December 21, 2009 - 10:54am


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