Are you as excited about soup weather like I am? This chilli & celery butternut soup can heal anything for those ten minutes that you’ll be buried deep into that bowl. Spoonful after spoonful you begin to forget your days woes, that toxic boss, your late paycheck, even a heartbreak. It’s that perfect hug in a bowl. Butternut squash soup is one of my favorite soups to make. It’s inexpensive and comes together pretty quickly. When i first started making soups, this was the first soup I experimented with. You can get butternut squash from your mama mboga for as little as Sh 30.
My favorite addition to this soup is celery. If I’m not making a quick roasted one in the oven, then my recipe definitely has celery. Now that Nairobi weather has us in socks and sweaters most evenings a warm and comforting bowl of this sweet and somewhat spicy soup is all you need.
It has some spiciness from the chilli, the sweetness of the squash and carrots and the creaminess of the coconut milk and just a knob of butter, blended into a beautiful, creamy soup and garnished with your favorite seeds, nuts or herbs. I used some freshly ground black pepper, flat leaf parsley, pumpkin seeds and a swirl of coconut cream. We all know soup and celery are a match made in heaven so I never miss that.
Please do tag me when you try this chilli, celery and butternut soup. This recipe comfortably serves 4 soup loving humans.
FYI – I dug into both bowls as soon as I took that photo. Scroll below for the full printable recipe.