When I saw red kabocha at the farmer's market, with a little sign that described it's sweet flavor, I knew I had to have it. I use green kabocha pretty regularly now, but hadn't tried the red variety yet. Kabocha squash is delicious roasted on its own, in curries, or in soups -like this Asian udon noodle soup- or this Fall-themed soup.
Kale & Kabocha Squash Curry Coconut Soup
- 1 red kabocha squash, sliced into bite-sized cubes (Note: you can eat the outer skin of the kabocha, it's rich in nutrients, so feel free to leave on the skin! But if you didn't get an organic squash, I'd recommend peeling it, which is easy enough to do).
- 3-4 large leaves of kale, chopped
- 2- 2.5 cups veggie broth (I used 1 vegan veggie boullion cube in 2.5 cups of water)
- 1 cup light coconut milk
- 1/2 tsp curry powder
- 1/2 tsp garam masala
- 1 sprig fresh thyme
- dash of nutmeg
- Heat the veggie broth and add the coconut milk.
- Add the squash, curry powder, and garam masala and simmer on low heat, covered, for 25 minutes.
- Add the thyme and kale and continue simmering for another 5 minutes, or until kabocha is tender and kale is wilted.
- Add a dash of nutmeg and serve hot.
This keeps well for a day or two, with the flavors intensifying, so yay for leftovers!