Butternut Pumpkin and Coconut Soup

The distinct flavours of butternut pumpkin and coconut are enhanced when creating this hot, decadent soup in your Vitamix machine.

Ingredients

  • 1.3 kg (4 cups) butternut pumpkin, uncooked, halved
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 3 chives
  • 2 cm (¾ inch) green chilli pepper
  • 1 carrot, halved
  • 150 ml (¾ cup) coconut milk
  • 600 ml (2½ cup) vegetable stock
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 pinch saffron

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 220°C (425°F). Brush the pumpkin with olive oil and place it face down on a tin foil or parchment lined baking tray. Bake for 45 minutes or until soft.
  2. Scoop out the pumpkin flesh and put it into the Vitamix container along with the remaining ingredients and secure lid.
  3. Select Variable 1.
  4. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  5. Blend for 4 minutes or until heavy steam escapes from the vented lid. Serve immediately.