Winter has officially hit Utah, we’ve had gray and gloomy skies for days. We finally had snow this morning that didn’t melt straight away when it fell. Temps are calling for sweaters, hats and scarves. It’s definitely cozy soup weather. Plus I’m feeling all warm and fuzzy since I just hit 500 likes on facebook today! Join me there!
Cozy Roasted Butternut Soup
I know everyone and their dog has a version of this soup, what’s one more?
- 1 medium to large butternut, simply cut in half, seeds left in
- 2 large onions, cut in half lengthwise, skins removed and left intact
- 1 whole head of garlic
- 6-8 cups good vegetable stock (depending on the size of the butternut, for a larger butternut, use more stock)
- 2 t. dried thyme
- dash of cayenne
- 2 T. nutritional yeast
- 2 t. sea salt (or to taste)
- few grinds of black pepper
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Wrap the head of garlic in aluminum foil. Assemble butternut, onions and the foil covered garlic on the baking sheet like this. Roast at 325 for about 2 hours or until everything is soft and lightly browned. In the meantime, about 20 minutes before the vegetables are finished, simmer the vegetable stock with the seasonings and spices above over lowest heat.
Once vegetables are fully roasted, remove tray from oven, easily scoop out the butternut seeds, (set aside for toasting if desired). Scoop roasted butternut squash out of its shell with a spoon, roughly chop the roasted onions and cut the top quarter off the roasted garlic and squeeze out all the roasted cloves. Add all the vegetables to the simmering and seasoned vegetable stock. Once heated through, puree completely with an immersion blender (or run batches through your regular blender).
I used a simple tahini cream to brighten up the soup: 1/2 C. soymilk, 1/4 C. fresh lemon juice, 4 T. tahini. Blend all in blender, add sea salt to taste. I’ve also been using this as a salad dressing and as a sour cream replacement on EVERYTHING. It’s super versatile.
Rustic Multigrain Seeded Loaf (featured in photos) recipe coming to you tomorrow
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Have you ever been to Utah? Rumor has it that we have the greatest snow on earth….. I think it’s gonna be an awfully long winter. Time to dust off that snowboard.