With the weather getting colder by the day, I see myself craving hot meals that warm up my insides! My favorites are soups and curries, so I thought why not combine the two into a curried soup. So, for my meal prep Sunday, I made this curried butternut squash soup with garlic crostini and enjoyed a bowl every single night! Yes it’s THAT good!
The whole process was made extra easy thanks to the Vitamix Explorian 320! More on that below.
Recipe for Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Garlic Crostini below.
The trick to the bold flavor is this spice blend! I adapted it from my mom’s classic spice blend that she used on EVERYTHING, my version is a little less spicy. The spices used are: turmeric, chili pepper powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, paprika, cayenne, dried parsley, salt, and black pepper. Mix everything together and add oil for an easy curry paste to rub on just about anything.
I don’t know about you, but when I make soup, I need crusty bread to dip into it. So a simple garlic crostini pairs really well with this soup. To make it, i just warm up some olive oil and add minced garlic and parsley to it. Then spread it onto bread and bake until its toasty.
For my curried butternut squash soup, I combined butternut squash cubes, sweet potato cubes and yellow onion into a bowl. I covered the vegetables in my curry paste and baked at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. The whole house smelled so good during the process.
After the veggies were baked, I took everything and dumped it into my new Vitamix Explorian 320. Isn’t she beautiful?!
I have to mention one thing, this machines is a dream! It pulverizes anything in seconds and creates the best texture for smoothies and soups. And it makes AMAZING hot chocolate and apple cider, more on that later.
What I loved most about this blender, is the variable speed and control I get when blending. It also has the power and ability to make soup from cold ingredients! I didn’t even know that was a thing! Another great thing is how easy it is to clean.
The Vitamix E320 is exclusively made for Costco and although it’s an investment piece, the quality and power of the machine make it worth every penny!
I blended the roasted veggies with coconut milk and vegetable stock to keep in on the vegan side, and let the Vitamix E320 do it’s magic. I poured everything into a bowl and added some toppings for some color. For toppings I went with more coconut milk, pumpkin seeds and a sprinkle of paprika!
Thank you Vitamix for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own!