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Tender Turmeric and Squash Soup [Vegan, Grain-Free]

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In this soup, Kabocha squash is slow cooked until it reaches tender, soft perfection and then is blended with apple and dates for a little extra pop of fruity-sweetness. All of this sweet, subtle goodness is balanced out by warm flavors of turmeric and the rich, velvety smooth coconut milk that calms all that spice. Toss on some chewy golden raisins and crispy apple noodles for a crazy awesome texture that is gonna make all you all that much more excited to enjoy this soup.

Tender Turmeric and Squash Soup [Vegan, Grain-Free]






For the Soup:

  • 1 medium Kabocha squash, skin cut off, de-seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 5-6 cups cubes)
  • 4 large Fuji apples, roughly chopped (about 7 cups)
  • 2 cups reduced sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons halved Deglet Noor dates, tightly packed (about 5 large dates)
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 1 to 1 1/4 cups full-fat coconut milk, to taste

For Garnish:

  • 3 Large Fuji apples, spiralized with the smallest blade
  • 6 tablespoons golden raisins, packed
  • Cilantro


  1. Place the cubed kabocha, apples, broth, dates, turmeric, ginger, salt, cinnamon, and pepper in a large food processor and stir until combined.
  2. Cook in a slow cooker on low for 6-7 hours or high for 3-4 hours, under the squash is very soft and tender.
  3. Transfer the soup to a blender (or use an immersion blender if you have one) and add the coconut milk.  Blend until smooth.
  4. Divide the soup between 6 bowls and garnish with apple noodles, cilantro and raisins.





Over-the-top dinners and desserts that are deceptively easy to make. Taylor is the blogger, recipe developer, photographer and general mess maker behind the blog Food Faith Fitness. Her blog aims to show that eating healthfully does not have to break the bank or equal bland and boring! It can be easy to make and totally delicious. Taylor believes in living a balanced, whole life so Food Faith Fitness also focuses on fitness/nutrition tips and working on keeping Christ at the center of daily life. However, Taylor also believes that moderation is key, so sometimes it’s ok to just go and eat a cookie! When she isn’t blogging or messing up her kitchen, Taylor leads a pretty simple life. Places that you could find her include: the gym, her Bible study or just snuggling up on the couch with husband and doggy, watching The Food Network (Chopped in particular!) Taylor also has not-so-secret obsessions with all things peanut butter, cookie dough (even better if they are together!) pink and leopard print. Keep up with her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.



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11 Months Ago

Recipe looks great. But I wish you provided a print recipe option for your site. too much junk on printing.


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