Butternut Squash and Coconut Soup

The distinct flavors of butternut squash and coconut are enhanced when creating this hot, decadent soup in your Vitamix machine.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups (1.3 kg) butternut squash, uncooked, halved
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 3 chives
  • ¾ inch (2 cm) green chili pepper
  • 1 carrot, halved
  • ¾ cup (150 ml) coconut milk
  • 2½ cup (600 ml) vegetable broth
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 pinch saffron

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 425°F (220°C). Brush the squash with olive oil and place it face down on a tin foil or parchment lined baking tray.
  2. Bake for 45 minutes or until soft.
  3. Scoop out the squash flesh and put it into the Vitamix container along with the remaining ingredients and secure lid.
  4. Select Variable 1.
  5. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  6. Blend for 4 minutes or until heavy steam escapes from the vented lid. Serve immediately.