Butternut Sqaush-Parsnip Soup [with bacon]

Posted by joe rigs on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Under: Recipes

Butternut Sqaush-Parsnip Soup [with bacon]

• 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and diced
• 4-5 medium parsnips, cleaned and diced
• 1 medium onion, roughly chopped
• 1/2 pound of bacon, cooked and diced into “bacon bits”
• Water and/or bone broth, enough to just cover squash and parsnips in large pot (about 4-5 cups)
• 3 cloves garlic
• 2 apples, diced
• 2 tsp. ginger
• 1 tsp. cardamom
• 1 tsp. paprika
• 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional and to taste)
• 1/2 cup coconut milk
• 3 tbsp. butter

In large pot, sauté onion in butter until tender or slightly caramelized. In the same pot, combine remaining ingredients, except for spices and bacon. Bring to boil, reduce heat and allow to simmer until squash and parsnips are soft. Add spices and pour ingredients into blender. You may have to do this in batches depending on the size of your blender. Puree into thick and creamy soup. Stir in bacon and garnish with a little extra coconut milk, bacon and roasted cashews if desired.

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