Spicy Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

The Warming Soup Recipe that's a Flavour Explosion!

Vegan, Gluten Free, Low FODMAP Recipe

This is one of my absolute favourite soups; it’s like a flavour explosion in your mouth! I made the recipe up myself and keep tweaking it – I think this version is pretty good even if I do say so myself!

This recipe makes about 7L of soup, that’s about 14 servings. I tub it up and freeze it, as it keeps well in the freezer for up to 4 months.

You need a big saucepan; I use a 7L stock pot.

Ingredients

3 tablespoons Olive Oil

1 ½ teaspoons Ground White pepper

1 ½ teaspoons Ground Turmeric

3 teaspoons Sea Salt

2 bunches of Spring onions – chopped

4 sticks of Celery – chopped

3 medium Red Chillies – chopped

75g Fresh Root Ginger – chopped

2 large Red Peppers – chopped

2 medium sized Carrots – peeled and chopped

2 big Sweet Potatoes – peeled and chopped

4 Potatoes – peeled and chopped

2 medium sized Butternut Squash – peeled and Chopped

2 tablespoons of Peanut Butter

1 can of Coconut Milk

Fresh ground Black pepper to taste

Method

Start by gently heating the olive oil in the pan on a low to medium heat, add the white pepper, turmeric and salt and let them cook in the oil for about a minute.

Turn up the heat a little and add the spring onions, celery, chillies, ginger and peppers. Keep stirring the veg. Let this soften a little before adding the carrots, sweet potatoes, potatoes and butternut squash.

Let the whole lot heat through for about 5 to 10 minutes and keep stirring so it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.

Once it’s all warmed through and part cooked add boiling water up to just under the top of the pan.

Bring the mixture to a gentle boil and then turn the heat right down and let the pan simmer for about an hour or until the veggies are all thoroughly cooked.

THEN: Add the peanut butter and coconut milk. Stir them in gently until dissolved and remove the pan form the heat.

Using a hand held blender, carefully blitz the soup until it is smooth. Then add the fresh ground black pepper to taste – you may want to add a little more salt at this point too. Give it all a final blitz with the blender to thoroughly mix in the pepper and you are done!

Congratulations and enjoy!

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