array(1) { [0]=> object(WP_Term)#6869 (16) { ["term_id"]=> int(13) ["name"]=> string(5) "Soups" ["slug"]=> string(5) "soups" ["term_group"]=> int(0) ["term_taxonomy_id"]=> int(13) ["taxonomy"]=> string(8) "category" ["description"]=> string(0) "" ["parent"]=> int(10) ["count"]=> int(9) ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" ["cat_ID"]=> int(13) ["category_count"]=> int(9) ["category_description"]=> string(0) "" ["cat_name"]=> string(5) "Soups" ["category_nicename"]=> string(5) "soups" ["category_parent"]=> int(10) } }

‹ All Recipes ‹ Soups

Velvety Butternut Squash Soup

Velvety butternut squash soup

It’s silky and luxurious! The hint of lavender honey heightens the flavor. Plus, it’s a great vegan dish.

Recipe by: Gabrielle

SERVES: 4-6

Wine Pairing: 2016 Pietro Family Cellars My Angelina White Wine, Napa Valley

PREP TIME: 20 minutes, COOKING TIME: 30-40 minutes, TOTAL TIME: 60 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Tbsp. + 2 Tbsp. + extra as needed GC Napa Valley Natural Savory Proprietary Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 butternut squashes, whole and unpeeled
  • 1 yellow onion medium, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. GC Napa Valley Natural Culinary Lavender Infused Honey
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg, ground
  • ¼ tsp. GC Napa Valley Natural Tuscan Rosemary Finishing Sea Salt
  • 4 cups vegetable broth, organic low sodium (or chicken broth)
  • ¼ tsp. GC Napa Valley Natural Sage Finishing Sea Salt
  • Optional garnish: Fried sage leaves
  • Optional garnish: Rosemary Sea Salt Crostini
  • Optional gourmet garnish: Maple sour cream (sour cream + maple syrup or Lavender Honey )

TO PREPARE

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly brush a medium-size baking dish with 1 Tbsp. Savory Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  3. Cut butternut squash in half. Remove and discard seeds. Place squash in the baking dish flesh-side up and lightly brush entire squash with Savory Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Roast until flesh is brown and fork tender, 30-45 minutes depending on size. Remove from oven and let squash cool slightly.
  4. Sauté onion in 2 Tbsp. Savory Extra Virgin Olive Oil until soft and translucent.
  5. Scoop butternut squash out of its shell and put into a blender (Vitamix is best!). Add sautéed onions, Lavender Honey, nutmeg, Rosemary Sea Salt, squash juices from baking pan, and broth. Puree until creamy. If using a Vitamix, puree until warm, or pour soup into a saucepan; heat until hot, but not boiling.

TO SERVE

For a Main or First Course: Pour soup into decorative bowls (place a salad plate under bowl for an inviting presentation). Garnish with Sage Finishing Sea Salt and a drizzle of Savory Extra Virgin Olive Oil on top.

As an Amuse Bouche (a bite between courses): Pour soup into small shot glasses. Serve hot or room temperature. Optional garnish of a fried sage leaf: Quickly sauté leaves in Savory Extra Virgin Olive Oil until slightly crispy. Place whole or crumpled leaf on top of soup. Add a Rosemary Sea Salt Crostini to the serving plate.

Optional gourmet garnish of maple sour cream: Mix ½ cup sour cream with 2 Tbsp. maple syrup or GC Napa Valley Natural Culinary Lavender Infused Honey. Put a tablespoon on top of soup; add a fried sage leaf.

Optional Rosemary Sea Salt Crostini

▼ Click here to download the recipe card