I made this soup after the civilized caveman made a comment about his addiction to squash. I couldn’t help but sate my own gourd addiction. The color of this soup is so pretty that I almost don’t want to eat it. However, it is too tasty not to. Unlike my recent string of un-paleo foods, this soup is very paleo. If you too are addicted to squash you will want to make this soup.
Fall Harvest Soup
3 red bell peppers
1 pumpkin (Make sure you get the small pie pumpkin, and not a carving pumpkin. The taste is much different)
1 butternut squash
2 heads of roasted garlic
3 cans of chicken stock
2 cans of coconut milk
2 tsp of thyme
1 tsp of oregano
Cut and remove the seeds and pulp from all of your fruits (if it has internal seeds it’s technically a fruit).
Roast them until soft. The squash and pumpkin take about 45 minutes at 400 and the red peppers took about 20 minutes.
For the last few minutes of the peppers I turned on the broiler and blackened them a bit.
I made the garlic the day before but to roast garlic you just wrap up the entire head with tinfoil and roast in the oven. Just place it in with your pumpkin and squash. When all your fruit is roasted take it out and let it cool down a bit. When it is cool enough to handle scoop the flesh out and into a large stock pot. Discard the skin. Peel and add the garlic. Add the remaining ingredients except for the coconut milk. Cook on medium for about 20 minutes.
Remove from the heat and blend in a blender. I learned a neat trick the other day for blending hot liquids. Remove the little center piece on the lid and drape the blender with a kitchen towel. This keeps the soup from popping the lid off and making a huge mess. I had to blend this in stages because I made so much of it. Once it is all blended pour it back into the pot and add your coconut milk. Cook again on medium for another 20 minutes. After that ladle it out and enjoy. This soup has all the great taste of fall with the sweet creaminess of the coconut milk. I think this is my new favorite meal.
You can enjoy this beautiful soup as a Halloween treat today with a little crumble of bacon! Happy Halloween!