Butternut squash soup is the epitome of fall, with its warm, vibrant spices and the richness of roasted butternut squash. Every autumn, questions like “when is butternut squash ripe?” pop up. The answer? When you can make this delicious soup! Come the first day of fall, and this best butternut squash soup would be on the cafe menu. I used to make this vegan butternut squash soup at least once or even twice a week, serving it up to eager patrons. The combination of the roasted butternut squash with apple and other ingredients made it one of my best-selling soups.
I’ve crafted a vegan version using olive oil, ensuring it remains dairy-free. This healthy butternut squash soup only includes fruits, vegetables, and olive oil, resulting in a dish that’s both nutrient-dense and pure. The natural sweetness of the carrots and apples, combined with fresh sage, lends a fragrant flavor that’s hard to resist.
Easy Vegetable Stock
For the base, I use water to create an easy vegetable stock. By sautéing the onion, celery, and apples with spices, then adding water and boiling, a simple yet flavorful stock is formed, making the soup even more delightful.
How to Prepare Butternut Squash?
A common query many have is “how to make butternut squash soup?” First, you need to prepare the squash. Using a sharp knife, slice off the top and bottom, then peel away the skin. If it’s fresh, the skin should peel easily. Otherwise, a quick stint in the microwave after poking some holes should do the trick.
Why Roast the Butternut Squash?
Roasting is key for this recipe. It ensures you get a low-calorie butternut squash soup with that deep, roasted flavor. Caramelizing the vegetables in the oven amplifies their flavors, elevating the entire dish.
Enhancing the Butternut Squash Soup with an Apple
Adding an apple to this soup is a game-changer. The mix of sweetness and tartness brings out the best in the butternut squash soup, especially when using sour apples.
How to Serve the Soup?
Once your ready pour into bowls and garnish with parsley and toasted pumpkin seeds .Play with butternut squash soup toppings can elevate the experience. LikeCroutons, caramelized shallots, cream, nuts, or even bacon – the choice is yours. Using a Vitamix guarantees a velvety texture that truly captures the essence of each ingredient.
Soup as a Meal or Side Dish?
This rich, creamy soup can be the star of your meal or an exquisite side dish. Paired with a side salad or carb, it’s a meal in itself. I love serving it with toasted baguette slices, offering a crunchy contrast to the soup’s creaminess. If you’re using a Vitamix or another blender, you’re in for a delicious treat!
For those who love vegan soups, don’t miss out on trying broccoli soup, dairy-free cream of mushroom, and carrot coconut soup. Each spoonful of this butternut squash soup is a testament to the allure of simple, wholesome ingredients.
If you’ve tried this recipe or made any changes, leave me a comment below. Enjoy your meal!