Right now, I’m sipping hot coffee, and it’s like 90F outside. I have a tank top on and I’m about to bring the fan out of its very short retirement in the garage.
This Coconut Mango Green Curry Butternut Squash Soup (try saying that in one breath) is good all year long. However, squashes are in season and I bought a Costco size tray of precut organic butternut squash (I do not enjoy peeling and cutting those monsters.)
It doesn’t look like fall weather is upon us anytime soon. So let’s just pretend it’s fall in Southern California and make some soup!
100% good for you ingredients. Coconut oil, butternut squash, mango, and coconut milk. The mango brings even more the sweetness of the butternut squash and adds texture to the soup. I added Sriracha to my serving to save the kids from the heat, but a teaspoon or two can be added to the recipe. I also added some of the last green leaves of thai basil from my almost dead herb garden. [sigh]
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 1½ tablespoons Thai green curry paste
- 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- 1 2lb. tray of precut butternut squash (got it @ Costco) OR 4 cups butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into cubes
- 2 cups of mango chunks (fresh or frozen)
- 1 (15-ounce) can whole coconut milk (can be sub. for light)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon Sriracha (optional)
- 3 or 4 Thai basil leaves (optional)
- Start by reserving the frozen mango (if using frozen) and letting it thaw while you work on the soup.
- Heat the oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add in the garlic and onion, and saute about 3 minutes.
- Add in the raw butternut squash cubes, pour in the broth, and add the curry paste plus salt stirring to combine. Cook for 3 more minutes, stirring often. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Cook for 20 minutes, or until butternut squash is tender. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes.
- Add the mango to the soup. Use a handheld mixer to blend the soup directly in the pot or pour the soup into a blender in batches and blend until smooth. Pour the blended soup back into the soup pot over medium heat.
- Before serving, remove from heat and mix in the coconut milk slowly. Mix well. Pour into bowls and top with some Sriracha sauce.