Butternut Squash Soup with Balsamic Glazed Pepitas

This easy autumn butternut squash soup recipe was developed by Kendra Smith, owner and chef of Little Black Dog Catering. This soup is deliciously gluten and dairy free, you can accommodate everyone!

Ingredients

60mL SOOC Cilantro and Roasted Onion Olive Oil
5 C Butternut Squash, Peeled and Cut
1 Medium Cooking Onion, Chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, Chopped
½ t salt
¼ t pepper
1 t Curry Powder
1 L Chicken stock
1 can Coconut milk
1 C Raw Pumpkin Seeds
15 mL SOOC Cinnamon Pear Balsamic

Directions

Sauté the onions and garlic in the Cilantro and Roasted Onion Olive Oil on medium heat. Add salt, pepper and curry powder. Cook the onions until they are soft and semi translucent.

Add the butternut squash and chicken stock, simmer on medium until squash is soft (aprx 20 min). Add coconut milk and blend in food processor. Mix pumpkin seeds with balsamic until coated, spread on a lined baking sheet and bake in the oven at 350*F for 5 minutes let cool slightly and separate.

*Note: For a variation, try the Aged Pure Maple Dark Balsamic Vinegar on the pumpkin seeds.