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APPETIZERS AND SIDES
A female empowering non-diet dietitian supporting women who want to create a healthier relationship with food.
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This may sound strange but this Butternut Squash, Carrot & Lentil Soup means a lot to me. The reason being the memories that were made from developing and enjoying it. In summary, it’s a flavourful and filling plant-based (vegetarian and vegan) soup that will get you in the fall mood!
My mom recently came out to Vancouver to visit and we had the best time. The majority of time she was here it was raining (classic Vancouver weather), so we were craving some cozy meals. Soup was what we landed on. My mom admitted that she typically doesn’t like the taste of squash but has tried butternut squash soup in the past and didn’t hate it. So I ran with that to base this seasonal soup on. We had the best time making and eating it, all while staying out of the rain.
I had originally planned on using white beans to add creaminess and protein. However, it wasn’t until we had already started that I realized we only had lentils in the cupboard. So lentils it was and it turned out wonderfully! The lentils boost the protein, fibre and iron content of this soup without adding any animal products.
To make this Butternut Squash, Carrot & Lentil Soup creamy, you can use an immersion hand blender to blitz it all up. Alternatively, if you don’t have a hand blender, a stand up blender will do. Just be super careful because the soup will be very hot! If you aren’t in a rush to get a meal on the table, just wait for the soup to cool a bit before blending it up.
For this recipe I used frozen and pre-cut butternut squash but if you have more time on your hands, follow these instructions to prepare the squash yourself.
If you are in the mood for more butternut squash, you need to try these recipes from two of my favourite food bloggers:
I hope you are able to make wonderful memories while making this Butternut Squash, Carrot & Lentil soup, just like I did. I recommend pairing this with some cheese and crackers or baguette and butter. Enjoy!