Balsamic Butternut Squash Soup

Balsamic Butternut Squash Soup

Balsamic Butternut Squash Soup

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This fall soup is creamy, filling, and vegan.

Balsamic Vinegar, Butternut Squash, Garlic, Shallots, Tofu, Vegetable Broth,

Ingredients:

  • butternut squash - 1 whole seeded
  • tofu - 14 oz. package (397 g)
  • vegetable broth - 1.5 cups (339 g)
  • balsamic vinegar - 2 tsp (10 g)
  • shallot - thumb sized piece
  • garlic - 1-2 cloves
  • salt - 2 tsp (11 g)
  • garnish (rosemary, parsley, etc) - 4 sprigs

Instructions:

PREP

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. Cut the butternut squash in half (bake for 1 hour) or in 1-2 inch cubes (bake for 30 min)
  3. Cube 2/3 of your tofu package
  4. Take squash out of the oven and let cool until you can safely scoop from skin
  5. Bake cubed tofu while your squash is cooling (15 min)

BLEND

  1. Add vegetable broth, scooped squash, 1/3 package of raw tofu, balsamic, shallot, garlic and salt to container
  2. If you have a preprogrammed setting on your Vitamix, choose the ‘Soup’ setting
    – If not, ramp from variable speed 1 to high and blend for 5-6 minutes
  3. Check consistency, add more vegetable broth depending on your texture preference

SERVE

  1. Garnish with something green and your baked tofu
  2. Snap a picture and tag #lifeisNOYOKE
  3. Enjoy!

Useful tips for Balsamic Butternut Squash Soup

This recipe is incredibly simple to make, but here’s a few tips that will help make it perfect.

You'll have most of the ingredients on-hand already. Lots of substitutions available:
- sub pumpkin or acorn squash for butternut
- sub other broth for vegetable broth
- sub onion for shallot

Baslamic butternut squash soup ingredients.

If you're lazy, cut your butternut squash in half and roast for a full hour. If you are in a hurry, cut into 1-2 inch cubes and roast for 30 minutes.

Keep your oven on and bake the rest of your tofu while you wait for the squash to cool.

Roasted butternut squash up close.

This soup is an absolutely stunning color on it's own. But your Instagram pic will look even better if you garnish it with something green.

We used baked tofu as a garnish but it is also serving as some texture variance and extra protein.

Balsamic butternut squash soup up close.

Need we say more? Go make it!

(And when you do, tag @lifeisnoyoke or hashtag #lifeisnoyoke.)