Had a very large Butternut Squash that was begging me to put it to use. On a "Cold-Windy" Winter Day and not wanting to leave the house, turned-out to be the birth of "Nunu's Butternut-Cashew Creamy Soup". My "Taste-Tester" (better known as husband Herman) ... indulged in the "First Bowl" ... then the "Second Bowl" and then into the "Third Bowl" he finally declared, "WOW - I love this soup, but I'm getting full and can't eat anymore"! Recently, we've become aware of how valuable Turmeric is for your health, and I've started using it where ever I can, in our daily diet.

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45 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


3 Tbsp
olive oil
1 large
onion -- peeled and diced
1 c
cashews, salted
1 Tbsp
minced garlic
1 large
butternut squash -- peeled, cut into 3/4 inch cubes/pieces (amount weighed 2-1/2 pounds)
3 can(s)
14.5 oz. - chicken or vegetable broth
3 Tbsp
minced fresh ginger root
2 tsp
ground cumin
2 tsp
ground coriander
1 tsp
curry powder
2 tsp
ground turmeric
1 tsp
applewood smoked salt or salt of choice and taste
1 tsp
nunu's "pinch of judgment call" seasoning (recipe in this site) -- or a pepper seasoning of choice
1 can(s)
13.5 oz. - coconut milk


1In a large stockpot or Dutch oven ... over "Medium-High" heat, add olive oil and heat until simmering ... add onions, cook until the begin looking transparent, about 5 minutes.
2Add cashew nuts and continue cooking, stirring, until onions are transparent and cashews have slightly browned ... about 3 minutes ... stir-in garlic and mix all together.
3Add squash, broth, ginger root, cumin, coriander, curry powder, turmeric, salt, "Pinch Of Judgment Call" seasoning and stir to combine all together ... bring soup to a simmer.
4Reduce heat to "Low" ... cover pot and cook until squash is soft and easily pierced ... 20 - 25 minutes. Uncover the soup and let it cool for about 15 minutes.
5Using an electric blender, puree the soup in small batches until smooth ... return the pureed-smooth soup back into the pot ... add and stir-in the coconut milk, reheat over "Low" heat.
6Serve immediately ... or refrigerate until you're ready to serve. If serving soup later ... while reheating, you can thin it out with more coconut milk or broth, until desired consistency.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy