If you’re going vegan for January or simply fancy a healthy but warming treat, why not try this Spicy Tomato and Butternut Squash Soup? Full of goodness, it’s perfect for a cold winter’s night.

Serves 8


  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • 1 large butternut squash, peeled and cut into small pieces
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tin of coconut milk
  • 500ml vegetable stock

For the garnish

  • 1 thinly sliced red onion
  • Fresh coriander


Heat a large pan and add the oil. Add the onion and cook for a few minutes. Stir in the curry paste and ginger, and then cook for a few more minutes.

Add the butternut squash and tomatoes and then cook for another minute, then add the coconut milk and a little of the vegetable stock.

Bring to the boil and then place in the Baking Oven for about an hour. When the squash has become tender, blend the soup and adjust the seasoning. If the soup is too thick, add some more stock.

Garnish with the thinly sliced red onion and fresh coriander and serve with warm naan bread.

By Marcia Pool

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