Vegan Acorn Squash & Pumpkin Vichyssoise (GFCF)

Victoria Meyers

By
@BeggarsBanquetFoodie

or Green Pumpkin Soup :)

"This is a delicious creamy Vegan Vichyssoise. According to Wikipedia "Vichyssoise (vish·e·swäz') is a thick soup made of puréed leeks, onions, potatoes, cream, and chicken stock. It is traditionally served cold, but can also be eaten hot." I hope you enjoy this twist I put on it!"


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Serves:

8-10

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

55 Min

Ingredients

1/2 c
coconut oil
1/2 c
thinly sliced leeks (whites only)
1/2 c
thinly sliced sweet white onion
1/2
bag washed cut-up collard greens
1
acorn squash, seeded, peeled, & diced
1 c
cooked mashed pumpkin
6
medium potatoes peeled & diced
2
cubes vegan gf bouillon
1/2
freshly grated nutmeg (1 tbsp ground)
2 tsp
cinnamon
3 tsp
himalayan sea salt (or to taste)
3 Tbsp
fresh ground pepper medley (black, white & red)
1 tsp
cayenne pepper (optional)
1/2 c
white cooking wine (optional)
fill with fresh spring water
1 can(s)
coconut milk, unsweetened
chopped tomatoes and avocado (garnish)
you will need an electric stick mixer for best results, you can use a potato masher for chunkier soup

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat coconut oil in a 4 quart pot over medium heat.
2
Saute: Add sliced leeks, onions & collards and cook stirring gently until leeks and onions are translucent and collards are nicely wilted. Add acorn squash (if using uncooked pumpkin add here), and potatoes.
3
Add bouillon cubes and fill with fresh spring (or filtered) water. Add spices. Add pre-cooked (or canned) Pumpkin here. Raise temperature and heat to boiling.
4
When it boils lower the temp to prevent over-boil and cook about 20-30 minutes or until potatoes and squash are very fork tender, but don't overcook.
5
Add wine (if using) and remove from heat.
6
Using a hand stick-mixer, carefully puree hot soup in the pot, be very careful to avoid splashing yourself with hot soup! Pour in the coconut milk and stir just until mixed.
7
Serve hot or cold; delicious either way!
Optional: Garnish with chopped tomatoes and avocado
8
A Note about Gluten and Casein Free Ingredients: Since my family began this diet, we have discovered that you always have to read the labels on the foods you buy. This week when shopping I may buy something that is clearly gfcf and next week when I look for the same item I will notice they have changed the ingredient list adding dry milk, or maltodextrin, or some other questionable ingredient. I find that it's best to stick to unprocessed foods whenever possible- make it from scratch. My son is on the autism spectrum, its not the end of the world if he gets a little gluten or casein, while it may ruin his day, it isn't life threatening. I always watch him for symptoms and note the offending food. Please keep this in mind while selecting your ingredients for my GFCF recipes. Happy Careful Shopping! :)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cream Soups, Other Soups
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy