Roasted Butternut Squash Soup (Vegan, Whole 30, Paleo)
Ingredients: 3 ½ - 4 cups of butternut squash, cubed 4 tbsp EVOO, divided 3-4 garlic cloves, chopped ¾ cup sweet onion, finely chopped 2 tsp fresh ginger, chopped ¼ tsp cinnamon powder, more for garnish 4 cups vegetable broth 1 cup of full fat coconut milk, divided ¾ tsp sea salt cilantro, for garnish (optional) Preheat oven to 425 degrees In a bowl coat cubed squash with olive oil and pinch of sea salt. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until squash is fork tender. For Soup: In a medium saucepan or pot combine 2 tablespoons olive oil and onion. Sauté over medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and Ginger. Continue cooking for 1-2 minutes. Lastly add salt, cinnamon and broth. Stir to combine ingredients. Cover with lid, reduce heat to low and let ingredients simmer for 5 minutes. Once squash is done cooking add to pot and cover for 15 minutes. Use a hand immersion blender to blend and puree the ingredients. Mix in ½ cup of coconut milk (more or less depending on desired thickness) until well blended and simmer for additional 5 minutes. Add soup to individual bowls and drizzle with warm coconut milk, cilantro and cinnamon.
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