Vegetarian Butternut Squash Quinoa Soup

Vegetarian Butternut Squash Quinoa Soup

This Vegetarian Butternut Squash Quinoa Soup is delicious, easy to make, and the perfect choice for a delightful dinner.  The soup comes together by combining vegetables and quinoa, making it a healthy and delicious choice. 

Vegetarian Butternut Squash Quinoa Soup

The ingredients you’ll need to make this Butternut Squash Quinoa Soup are very simple. I got one large butternut squash, which I peeled, remove the seeds and cut into large chunks. I save some of those to roast in the oven, or you can make multiple batches of this soup and keep it in the freezer for whenever you feel like having a hot bowl of soup.  I also added carrots, celery, onions, and some quinoa. For the quinoa, I used the organic multicolor but plain works fine. 

This soup will not be complete without adding garlic, a few flavorful spices, and some fresh basil. Just with all this, the soup is insanely tasty. However, it doesn’t end here. I added coconut milk to make the soup creamier and thicker. It also adds a very subtle coconut taste. Make sure to use full-fat coconut milk for better results. If you are not a coconut milk fan, substitute using heavy cream or greek yogurt. 

One of the spices I decide to add to this soup is chili powder. The chili powder adds a delightful little kick to this soup to balance the natural soup sweetness.

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Ingredients you’ll need: 

  • Butternut squash
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Onions+ Shallots
  • Garlic
  • Quinoa
  • Fresh basil
  • Vegetable broth
  • Coconut milk
  • Avocado oil

Spices:

  • Chili powder
  • Turmeric
  • Cumin

How to make Butternut Squash Quinoa Soup

The first step is to rinse, peel and dice the vegetables. 

How to make Butternut Squash Quinoa Soup

Next, in a large soup pot warm, add 1 teaspoon of avocado oil over medium heat. Then, add the chopped onion, shallots, garlic, and salted for about 2 -3 minutes. 

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Then, add carrots,  celery, and  4 to 5 cups of vegetable broth ( 24 to 32 ounces). Stir to combine. 

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Next, add 1-2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon turmeric, 1/3 teaspoon cumin, and add the butternut squash ( About 2 1/2 cups, 1/3 cup quinoa, and some fresh basil.

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Cover the pot and let it cook for about 20 minutes or until the butternut squash is tender. Then, transfer some butternut squash pieces into a blender, add some liquid from the soup ( 1-2 tablespoons ), and blend for 3 minutes. Add the mixture to the soup. Add some water if you feel it needs it. It depends on the consistency you desired. 

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Next, add 1/2 cup of coconut milk. Stir and cover the pot. Let the soup cook for 10 extra minutes or until the soup has the desired creamy consistency. 

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 This soup came out insanely tasty!

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Vegetarian Butternut Squash Quinoa Soup

Vegetarian Butternut Squash Quinoa Soup

Evelyn Savinon ( A Simple Tweak)
This Vegetarian Butternut Squash Quinoa Soup is delicious, easy to make, and the perfect choice for a delightful dinner. The soup comes together by combining vegetables and quinoa, making it a healthy and delicious choice.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings 4 6 bowls
Calories 209 kcal

Ingredients
 

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 2 1/2 cups butternut squash - peel and dice
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 medium onion - peel and dice
  • 2 shallots - peel and dice
  • 3 cloves garlic - peel and minced
  • cup celery - peel and dice
  • cup quinoa
  • 3 to 4 cups of vegetable broth - 24 to 32 ounces
  • ½ cup coconut milk - full-fat
  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons of salt
  • fresh basil

Spices:

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • teaspoon cumin

Instructions
 

How to make Butternut Squash Quinoa Soup

  • The first step is to rinse, peel and dice the vegetables.
  • Next, in a large soup pot warm, add one teaspoon of avocado oil over medium heat.
  • Add the chopped onion, shallots, and garlic, and salted for about 2 -3 minutes.
  • Then, add carrots, celery, and 4 to 5 cups of vegetable broth ( 24 to 32 ounces). Stir to combine.
  • Next, add 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon turmeric, ⅓ teaspoon cumin, 1-2 teaspoons of salt depending on your taste.
  • Add the butternut squash ( 2 1/2 cups), 1/3 cup quinoa, and some fresh basil.
  • Cover the pot and let it cook for about 20 minutes or until the butternut squash is tender.
  • Then, transfer some pieces of the butternut squash into a blender, add some liquid from the soup ( 1-2 tablespoons ) and blend for 3 minutes. Add the mixture into the soup. Add some water if you feel it needs it. It depends on the consistency you desired.
  • Next, add ½ cup coconut milk (full-fat). Stir and cover the pot.
  • Let the soup cook over medium-low heat for ten extra minutes or until the soup has the desired creamy consistency.

Nutrition

Calories: 209kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 5gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 632mgPotassium: 697mgFiber: 6gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 15507IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 86mgIron: 3mg
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*Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.

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Vegetarian Butternut Squash Quinoa Soup

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