Butternut Peanut Butter Soup

Delectable, hearty, wholesome soup made with butternut squash, red lentils, turmeric and peanut butter. A one pot meal!

Butternut Peanut Butter Soup- vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, delectable, wholesome, hearty soup with red lentils and turmeric.
Butternut Peanut Butter Soup- delectable, wholesome, hearty, vegetarian, gluten free soup with red lentils and turmeric.

It’s January! And my resolution to get back on that “eating healthy” wagon is not as easy to follow after all that party food. To add to my woes, Boston’s winter weather demands hot, hearty meals. So this is my antidote- a bowl of  warm, delectable, wholesome, vegetarian, gluten free, Butternut Peanut Butter Soup!

Butternut Peanut Butter Soup- delectable, wholesome, hearty, vegetarian, gluten free soup with red lentils and turmeric.
This is the scene outside my kitchen…Doesn’t that bowl of  warm, wholesome Butternut Peanut Butter Soup look so inviting?
Butternut Peanut Butter Soup- delectable, wholesome, hearty, vegetarian, gluten free soup with red lentils and turmeric.
Butternut Peanut Butter Soup- delectable, wholesome, hearty, vegetarian,vegan, gluten free soup with red lentils and turmeric.

This one pot soup is silky smooth, delectable, and packed with protein, both from the peanut butter and the masoor dal (red lentils). I topped it with yogurt and sriracha hot sauce and served the soup with homemade gluten free bread.

So still staying on to that wagon…hanging on…:)

Butternut Peanut Butter Soup- delectable, wholesome, hearty, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free soup with red lentils and turmeric.
Butternut Peanut Butter Soup!

Butternut Squash Peanut Butter Soup

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients-

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled and diced
  • ½ cup celery, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 ½ cups peeled and diced butternut squash
  • ½ cup masoor dal (red lentils)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder (optional)
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 ½ tablespoon smooth, all natural, peanut butter
  • Juice of ½ a lime
  • Plain yogurt and Sriracha hot sauce for topping (optional)

To make the Butternut Squash Peanut Butter Soup-

  1. Heat the oil in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add the diced onion and garlic and sauté until the raw smell is gone, about a minute or so.
  2. Add the diced celery, carrots and butternut squash and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the masoor dal (red lentils) and sauté for another minute. Add the turmeric and chili powder (if using) and sauté further for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the water, salt and pepper. Stir, cover the pot and let the dal and vegetables cook.
  5. Let the mixture cool a bit. Then add to the blender with the peanut butter and blend until smooth.
  6. Pour the soup back into the sauce pan. You can a dd a little water if you feel the soup is very thick. Warm it up, stir in the lime juice and serve.
  7. Top with the yogurt and sriracha hot sauce, if desired. I served it with toasted gluten free bread. Yummy!

Enjoy! Happy 2018! Lets stay on that healthy eating wagon!

Love,

Sandhya

25 Comments Add yours

  1. Sounds delicious. I like butternut squash soup and put ginger and Rosemary in it. The peanut butter addition sounds interesting!

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  2. Soup looks so comfortable and rich.. perfect with this season.. delicious

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  3. Beyoutiful says:

    Wow, this looks so delicious and is perfect for the winter! Thanks for sharing this 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      I am so glad you like it. We loved it a lot!

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  4. Megala says:

    Beautiful soup ! Perfect for cold winter nights !!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks!

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  5. I haven’t made butternut squash soup yet this season. Your version with the Indian spices and a little dab of peanut butter sounds wonderful. Great pic of the soup and the “snowy” view from your kitchen 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Judi. We had that snow blizzard in the Boston area and I enjoyed making a hearty soup that day 🙂 I really liked the taste of the butternut squash soup with the peanut butter and like you said, a dab is just right or it will overpower the taste of the butternut squash is how I felt.
      The red lentils added texture and protein so it was a win win. Thanks again!

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  6. Loretta says:

    So many hearty and healthy ingredients in this protein packed soup Sandhya. Loved the dab of peanut butter in the end with all those other Indian flavors. That squeeze of lime juice had to have added a real zest to the warming soup.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Yes this one will be on our menu, Loretta. we loved it. And a dab of peanut putter is all it needs or it overpowers the delicate flavor of the butternut squash, which I love.
      today it is in the double digits here and by Friday 35 degrees…heat wave 🙂

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  7. Aruna says:

    Perfect for the chilly weather! A one pot meal for me. 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      yes true. How are you doing? Sankranti festivities in the air there?

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    2. Sandhya says:

      I am not sure what it is but I cannot access your website Aruna. It says this site is private and denies me access.

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  8. I love the idea of adding peanut butter Sandhya – and good luck with staying on the healthy bandwagon in January!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Laura. Only great tasting healthy food makes it possible to stay on that wagon….so far so good.
      I liked the dab of peanut butter in this soup a lot.

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      1. Totally agree Sandhya – great tasting healthy food takes away any feelings of deprivation….

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  9. Greedyeats -Neha says:

    So hearty this soup looks Sandhya!! Perfect for cold weather.

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  10. Antonia says:

    Happy New Year Sandhya! This soup is perfect for the cold and looks amazing! I hope you are having a wonderful January!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Antonia! Happy New Year to you too!
      Yes this soup is so yummy that it has become a regular on our menu and is perfect for this snowy January

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  11. I have a butternut squash just waiting to fulfil its delicious destiny – this is it! Thank you for the inspiration!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Corinne. I am sure you will not be disappointed. This soup has become a regular on our menu at home.

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  12. Soups become regular in my place once it starts raining. This will be a welcome addition to the soups recipes I make on a regular basis. Only will have to replace butternut squash with pumpkin.

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  13. Hi Sandhya, long time, no see 🙂 Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe! Can’t wait to try it out!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Jen! It is so nice to reconnect with you! i have been thinking of you and your fabulous website.
      Do let me know your review on this recipe.

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