Butternut Squash and Ginger soup with Parsley & Coriander Pesto

Method

Firstly, take a sauce pan and heat the coconut oil, next, gently fry off the onion, butternut squash and 4 of the cloves of garlic until soft. 

Add in the honey and ginger and cover with water or vegetable stock. 

Leave to simmer until completely soft. 

Whilst the soup is cooking prepare the pesto by placing the coriander, parsley, remaining garlic, pumpkin seeds, parmesan, rapeseed oil and a pinch of salt into a blender. 

Blend to a rough puree and set aside.

To finish the soup, place into a blender with a pinch of salt and pepper and blender until smooth. 

Check for seasoning and set aside.

To Serve

Pour the hot soup into a bowl and drizzle with the pesto. 

Finish with pumpkin seeds, dried pomegranate seeds and a sprinkle of chilli flakes.

Ingredients

Prep time: 35 mins

Cook time: 45 mins

Serves: 3

  • 2 Butternut squash peeled and roughly diced

  • 5 Cloves of garlic

  • 100g Ginger peeled and roughly diced

  • 40g Unsalted butter

  • 2 Onions roughly diced

  • 1tbsp Honey

  • 1tbsp Coconut oil

  • ½ Bunch flat leaf parsley

  • ½ Bunch coriander

  • 40g Grated parmesan

  • 25g Pumpkin seeds plus more for finishing

  • 40g Cold Pressed Rapeseed oil

  • Salt and cracked black pepper to taste.