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Farmers Market Kitchen: Coconut Carrot Squash Soup

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Coconut carrot squash soup - HANNAH PALMER EGAN
  • Hannah Palmer Egan
  • Coconut carrot squash soup
I love a good winter soup. Last summer, my garden gave abundant storage squash and a boatload of carrots, which we harvested just before December's first major deep freeze. These are so candy-sweet I've been digging (get it?) eating them raw, but they're also fabulous roasted or — in this case —  in soups or stews.

Last weekend, I threw together this easy little blender soup, which is basically just squash and carrots and coconut milk — heart-healthy and vegan in a season during which I tend to lean on cheeses, meats and potatoes for calories.

Pro tip: Double the recipe and freeze or can (20 minutes in a pressure canner at 15 pounds renders this shelf-stable). With a buttered roll, it's insta-lunch, any day of the week!

The only catch? You kind of need a food processor. Cutting up all those veggies is time consuming without one.

Coconut Carrot Squash Soup
Serves 6-8

Ingredients:
  • 2 pounds carrots, peeled and trimmed
  • 2 pounds squash, peeled and trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2-3 cups water or mild-flavored vegetable stock
  • Dash garam masala, cloves or other warm spice
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • Salt to taste
Preparation:
  1. Shred the carrots and squash using a food processor or grater — you'll likely need to do it in batches unless you have a very large machine. (Alternatively, dice veggies and blend later.)
  2. Meanwhile, warm the oils in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the vegetables and water/stock.
  3. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the veggies are soft, 20-25 minutes.
  4. Add coconut milk and stir thoroughly. Cut heat and churn in a blender (regular or immersion) or food processor until smooth.
  5. Garnish with smoked paprika and drizzled sesame oil, and serve with crusty sourdough bread.


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