Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

1 butternut squash

3 medium carrots

1 cup celery

1 onion

½ tablespoon curry powder

½ teaspoon cumin

½ teaspoon nutmeg

about 6 cups vegetable broth

1 can coconut milk

 

  1. Preheat oven to 400. Place the butternut squash halves cut-side up on a baking sheet lined with foil. Rub 1 teaspoon of the oil on the squash. Sprinkle the squash with the salt if using and the black pepper. Roast the squash until fork tender, 50 to 55 minutes.
  2. Cool the squash for 10 minutes. Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh (about 2 cups) and set aside.
  3. Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon oil in a large saucepan set over medium heat. Add the carrots, celery, curry powder, garlic and onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are translucent and the carrots are fork tender, about 5 minutes. Add the squash, broth and coconut milk to the saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Working in batches, puree the soup in a blender or food processor until smooth and silky. Serve warm and garnish with a little chopped parsley.