Butternut Squash & Coconut Soup

butternut squash and coconut soup | the food collective
Butternut squash is a perfect soup to make that’s quick and easy. It’s also a perfect way to eat squash if you’re like me and love it, but often can’t be bothered with all that peeling and chopping that is usually involved. Just halve, roast in the oven and scoop out all that sweet gooey flesh! If you want to make it even easier, just skip the onions step, it’ll taste just as good. Add in some rich coconut milk, some chilli, a fresh twist of lime and this soup is super tasty.

Butternut Squash & Coconut Soup

Serves: 6
dairy free, gluten free, vegan

Make it super easy: exclude the onions step


1 medium butternut squash
2 tbsp olive oil
1 can / 400ml coconut milk
1 cup / 240ml stock
2 onions, diced
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 inch fresh ginger
1 red chili, deseeded
2 cloves of garlic
juice of 1 lime
salt and pepper

coriander to serve


Preheat the oven to 200C.

Cut the butternut squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Drizzle with olive oil and cook in the oven for about 40mins until soft and slightly caramelized. Larger ones may take longer.

While it’s roasting, add the chopped onions to a pan on medium heat with the coconut oil. Cook for 5-10mins until softened.

Once the butternut squash is done, let it cool and scoop out all the flesh with a spoon.
Put into a blender with the all the rest of the ingredients and blend till smooth. Add extra stock or water if you find it too thick.

When ready to serve, heat up the the soup in a pan.

Butternut Squash & Coconut Soup | the food collective
  1. I have made this soup a couple of times and myself and my husband really love it. I add the garlic, ginger and chilli to the pan when cooking the onions- my preference! A tip I got recently – cook the butternut squash in the microwave – it takes about 10 mins give or take. Roasting probably gives more flavour though.

    1. Thank you, glad you liked it! Yes that’s a great tip if you want to save on time. Roasting does give it a nice caramelized flavour, but I’m always up for making things easier! x

    1. Hey Matt, sorry no I don’t have printer friendly yet, but thanks for pointing that out, I will try and update to that soon!

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