This spooky soup is rich, warm and velvety smooth. The flavors of the butternut squash, curry and coconut go so perfectly together, it’ll be hard to believe that it’s super-healthy, low in calories and 21 Day Fix approved!
Happy Halloween! Ok, I know we still have a couple of weeks before the big day, but Halloween food is fun food and I wanted in on the action.
I’m curious to know how many of you out there are industrious enough to make your kids’ Halloween costumes? I do not fall under this category, but I secretly (I guess not so secretly) wish I did. Alas, anything to do with sewing or crafting is pretty much out of my wheelhouse. If you need someone to bake up some awesome Halloween cupcakes or purchase some ready-made game prizes for the school party, I’m your girl. Need someone to make a creepy bone wreath you saw on Pinterest? Well, I already #pinterestfailed at that two Halloweens ago.
I’d love to take credit for this spider web soup idea because I think it’s freaking adorable, but it wasn’t mine. I really don’t know whose it was though or I’d tell you. I saw it in a magazine so long ago that I can’t remember which one. It was a sour cream spider web sitting on tomato soup and I remembered thinking that it would be even cuter and more Halloween-ey on top of some yellowish-orange butternut squash soup 🙂
Butternut squash soup is really one of my favorite things on the planet. It’s the ultimate cold-weather comfort. It has this amazing velvety texture that that just says, “In this moment, life is absolutely perfect.” B.S. soup, you have my heart. Ok, so a different nickname might be in order. I’ll work on that. Anyway, I’ve had it and made it a million different ways, but this one is my absolute favorite. Probably because I’m a curry junkie. And coconut, oh the coconut!
Other great things about this soup:
- Soup-er easy! (I’m so sorry, sometimes I can’t help myself) – a handful of amazing ingredients in a pot, blended up, you just can’t beat it.
- The hardest part about making this soup is peeling/cutting the squash and most grocery stores carry already peeled and cubed butternut squash in the bagged salad area these days, so you don’t even really have to do that if you don’t want to.
- Makes 6 servings, perfect for made-ahead lunches throughout the week.
- Counts as a green and 1/3 of a blue, again, perfect for lunch. If you’re extra hungry, even two servings is still more than reasonable in the container / calorie department.
I kept the curry powder here to 3/4 of a teaspoon. For me, it was the perfect amount to still let the coconut flavor come through and give it a nice, warm heat. However, if you want to make it spicier, you can either use hot curry powder, extra mild (it still has a bit of heat to it), or as much cayenne pepper as you’d like.
When making the spider webs, don’t feel like they need to be perfect (said the girl who clearly messed hers up when she was in a rush). It’s for Halloween, it’s ok if things get a little messy 🙂 The spider webs would be a really fun thing to let kids in on, too, though I would definitely have some extra yogurt on hand. Also, I think this probably goes without saying, but this soup is amazing all season long, a dollop of the coconut-yogurt works too 😉
I really hope you guys try this one, I’m so in love with it!