I’m so excited to share this creamy vegan butternut squash soup recipe with you! You know why? Because butternut squash + soup = FALL!!! Yes, I know we’re several weeks into Autumn but it can be easy to forget that in the desert because the high temperature still hovers in the 90s.
It was a long, hot summer here in the desert of California. In La Quinta, where I live, we had more than 110 days over 100 degrees! And while it still may be about 90 degrees outside, I know that soon the temperatures will drop and cool temperatures will finally arrive. I have definitely earned this vegan butternut squash soup this year!
Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Soup with Sweet Potato and Red Pepper I'm still excited that it's fall and SOUP SEASON so I'm sharing this vegan Butternut Squash Soup with Sweet Potatoes, White Beans, and Red Pepper to help you celebrate too! It's #vegan and #glutenfree (and delicious)!Click To Tweet
I used avocado oil to saute the vegetables, which added a deliciously nutty flavor to the soup. I also wanted a soup that would stand up as a full meal, so I used white beans to add protein and some extra creaminess.
Avocado oil is a healthy and delicious alternative to other cooking oils. It has a very high smoke point, which makes it great for frying, sautéing, and grilling. Extra Virgin Avocado Oil has a delightfully nutty taste which makes it perfect for salads or dipping too. It is naturally gluten-free, sodium-free, and high in cholesterol-lowering beta-sitosterol.
This soup is not only delicious and filling, the squash and sweet potato provide a subtle sweetness along with the power packed nutrition of potassium, vitamins A and B-6, and fiber. The red pepper adds a zesty bite to the soup along with its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
5.0 from 1 reviews Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Soup w/Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 45 mins Author: Debbie Recipe type: Vegan, Soup Cuisine: Vegan Serves: 4 Ingredients 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Avocado Oil] 1 small onion, chopped 1 small red pepper, chopped 2 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced 2 cups butternut squash, cut into 1-inch chunks 1 cup sweet potato, cut into 1-inch chunks 3 cups water 1 15 oz. can white beans (cannellini, great northern, or other) drained and rinsed. ½ cup cashew milk (or other non-dairy milk) salt/pepper crushed red pepper (optional) Instructions Heat the avocado oil over medium heat. Cook the onion and red pepper until the onion is soft (about 4 minutes) Add the garlic, ginger, squash, and sweet potato, and cook until fragrant, about 8 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the water and bring to a boil. Add the beans and return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the squash and sweet potatoes are tender. Remove from the heat. If you use a blender: Blend the soup in two batches. Using a slotted spoon, spoon the squash and sweet potato into the blender. Pour ¼ cup of the cashew milk and about ½ cup of the broth into the blender (be careful, it is hot). Keep the centerpiece of the lid off and cover with a dish towel. Blend until smooth, adding more broth if necessary for a creamy texture. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour into a saucepan and blend the other half of the soup. Add to the saucepan and reheat to a low boil. Garnish with parsley and crushed red pepper if desired. If using an immersion blender: Spoon the sweet potato/squash mixture into another pan using a slotted spoon. Add the cashew milk, 1 cup of broth, and salt and pepper to taste. Blend until smooth and creamy, adding more broth if necessary. Serve as above. Notes Vegan, Vegetarian 3.5.3208
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