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Spice and Comfort in a Bowl: Ginger-Coconut Butternut Squash Soup

When it comes to creating a sumptuous and heartwarming pumpkin soup, the key lies in simplicity. This one-pot soup recipe not only streamlines the cooking process but also maximizes the flavour profile, delivering a soup that’s nothing short of a culinary masterpiece.

Indulge in a cozy bowl of this Ginger-Coconut Pumpkin Soup, a delightful departure from the ordinary, classic pumpkin soup. This recipe is a creative take on tradition, where the familiar, velvety essence of pumpkin soup intertwines harmoniously with the invigorating zest of ginger and the indulgent richness of coconut.

With every spoonful, enjoy the flavours, a symphony that artfully balances the natural, earthy sweetness of pumpkin with the fiery and aromatic notes of ginger, enveloped in the smooth consistency of the coconut milk. The ingredients definitely elevate the humble recipe into something special.

But this is more than just a meal; it’s a culinary celebration that promises to elevate your dining experience, especially on those chilly evenings when warmth and comfort are craved. Whether you’re a dedicated soup enthusiast or simply on the lookout for a new vegetarian delight to grace your table, rest assured that this Ginger-Coconut Pumpkin Soup is primed to both satisfy and impress. Each sip is a revelation, each spoonful a source of pure delight, making this soup a must-try for anyone seeking to tantalize their taste buds with a symphony of flavors that defies convention and leaves an indelible mark on your culinary repertoire.

Basic Ingredients for Ginger-Coconut Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash:

Butternut Squash: The main ingredient, it provides a sweet, nutty base to the soup. Its creamy texture makes for a rich and smooth soup.

Olive Oil: Used for roasting the vegetables, it adds a subtle, fruity flavour.

Salt: Enhances the overall flavours of the soup.

Garlic: Adds a pungent, aromatic flavour, complementing the sweetness of the squash.

Onions: Provide a savory depth and sweetness upon roasting.

Apple: Adds a natural sweetness and a slight tartness, balancing the flavors.

Carrots: Contribute to the soup’s sweetness and provide a slightly earthy note.

Bay Leaf: Adds a subtle layer of herbal flavor.

Chicken Stock: Forms the liquid base of the soup, adding richness and depth.

Ginger: Offers a sharp, spicy flavor that contrasts well with the sweetness of the squash.

Coconut Cream: Gives the soup a creamy texture and a hint of tropical sweetness.

Pepper, Turmeric Powder, Coriander Powder, White Pepper: These spices add warmth, complexity, and a slight heat to the soup.


Black Pepper, Chia Seeds, Pumpkin Seed, Lime Juice, Coconut Oil, Coriander Leaves: These add texture, freshness, and an extra burst of flavor to the soup.

alternative ingredients

Butter Squash: Can be replaced with pumpkin or sweet potato.

Chicken Stock: Vegetable stock for a vegetarian option.

Coconut Cream: Heavy cream or almond milk as alternatives.

Spices: Adjust or substitute based on preference or availability.

Preparation Tips for Ginger-Coconut Butternut Squash Soup

  • Roast the vegetables until they are tender and slightly caramelized to enhance their flavors.
  • Blend the soup in batches if necessary to ensure a smooth consistency.
  • Simmer the stock and coconut cream together to meld the flavors before blending.

Serving Tips for Ginger-Coconut Butternut Squash Soup

  • Serve the soup hot, garnished with a swirl of coconut milk, fresh coriander, pumpkin seeds, and a squeeze of lime juice.
  • Accompany with crusty bread or a light salad for a complete meal.

storage tips

  • Store leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • The soup can also be frozen for up to a month. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
  • Reheat gently over low heat, adding a little extra stock or water if the soup has thickened too much.

Ginger-Coconut Butternut Squash Soup

Servings: 4 people
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 whole buttenut squash
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2-3 medium onions
  • 1 large apple
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 inch ginger, sliced
  • ½ cup coconut cream
  • pepper
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp white pepper


  • fresh ground black pepper
  • pumpkin seeds
  • lime juice
  • coconut oil
  • coriander leaves


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (392°F).
  • Combine the butternut squash, apple, onion, ginger, and whole garlic bulb in an oven-proof cast iron pot. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and add the bay leaf. Cover the pot and place it in the oven to roast the vegetables for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Remove the pot from the oven. Squeeze the roasted garlic cloves into the pot and discard the skins. Add the chicken broth and allow it to simmer for an additional ten minutes until all the vegetables have fully softened and are cooked through. Remove the bayleaf. Using a hand blender, puree the mixture until it reaches a smooth consistency.
  • Take the pot from the heatand stir in the coconut milk until well incorporated.
  • Serve the soup in bowls and garnish with aswirl of coconut milk, a sprinkle of fresh ground pepper, fresh coriander leaves, and a few pumpkin seeds. For extra flavour, enjoy your creamy Ginger-Coconut Pumpkin Soup with a squeeze of lime.

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