1 butternut squash
3 medium carrots
1 cup celery
½ tablespoon curry powder
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon nutmeg
about 6 cups vegetable broth
1 can coconut milk
- 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.
- Cool the squash for 10 minutes. Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh (about 2 cups) and set aside.
- 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.
- 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.