Ginataang Kalabasa | Coconut Squash Soup

Cook this traditional Filipino vegetable stew, ginataang kalabasa with squash, coconut milk, green beans, onions, and olive oil. Season with curry, black pepper, and salt.

Creamy Squash Soup Heart Healthy + Vegetarian Option

Create this heart healthy and traditional Filipino recipe. Cook olive oil, onions, green beans, squash, coconut milk, curry powder, and squash all in one pot. Add brown or wild rice!

Total Time 15 mins Course Main Course, Side Dish, Soup Cuisine Filipino Servings 4

Equipment

  • soup pot

Ingredients  

  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion diced
  • 1 1/2 cups shrimp
  • 3-5 cups squash (small size or half a regular size squash) 1 inch cubed acorn or kabocha
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can coconut milk or 1 1/2 cup ultra pasteurized whole milk*
  • 2-3 cups green beans cut each approx. 1 1/2 inches in length

Seasonings

  • 2 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp curry powder

Instructions 

  • Heat soup pan to medium high heat and add olive oil. When hot, add onions and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add squash and season with salt, curry powder, and pepper. Add water and boil for 5-7 minutes.
  • Add shrimp, beans, and coconut milk. Boil for 3 minutes and turn off heat.

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Notes

Omit shrimp for a vegetarian option. Add wild or brown rice.  *sub coconut milk with ultra-pasteurized whole milk (I used lactose free). Squash boils for about 7-10 minutes. “Jumbo shrimp take about 7 to 8 minutes, large shrimp take about 5 to 7 minutes, and medium size are done in about 3 to 4 minutes.” source  Let me know if you tried heavy cream or other squash varieties! Keyword bell pepper, coconut milk, curry powder, olive oil, onion, red pepper powder, salt, squash, turmeric

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Benefits of Eating Squash

Eat squash to reduce blood high pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes risk. source: Harvard School of Public health

Try butternut squash to lose weight as it contains “half the amount of carbohydrate of a sweet potato”. source: Harvard School of Public health

Consume squash to maintain blood sugar levels and “prevent … [it] from rising”. source: Harvard School of Public health

Enjoy this Creamy Squash Soup for Heart Health + Vegetarian Option!

XOXO,

Bianca

Creamy Squash Soup Heart Healthy + Vegetarian Option

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Creamy Squash Soup Heart Healthy + Vegetarian Option

  • olive oil (extra virgin is the most heart healthy) source: Healthline
  • onions
  • green beans
  • organic coconut milk (sub ultra pasteurized milk)
  • squash (acorn or kabocha)
  • shrimp

Seasonings

  • salt
  • pepper
  • curry powder (sub half turmeric and half red pepper powder)

Creamy Squash Soup Vegetarian Option

Omit shrimp for a healthy vegetarian option.

Creamy Squash Soup Heart Healthy + Vegetarian Option

Create this heart healthy and traditional Filipino recipe. Cook olive oil, onions, green beans, squash, coconut milk, curry powder, and squash all in one pot. Add brown or wild rice!
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4

Equipment

  • soup pot

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion diced
  • 1 1/2 cups shrimp
  • 3-5 cups squash (small size or half a regular size squash) 1 inch cubed acorn or kabocha
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can coconut milk or 1 1/2 cup ultra pasteurized whole milk*
  • 2-3 cups green beans cut each approx. 1 1/2 inches in length

Seasonings

  • 2 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp curry powder

Instructions
 

  • Heat soup pan to medium high heat and add olive oil. When hot, add onions and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add squash and season with salt, curry powder, and pepper. Add water and boil for 5-7 minutes.
  • Add shrimp, beans, and coconut milk. Boil for 3 minutes and turn off heat.

Notes

Omit shrimp for a vegetarian option.
Add wild or brown rice. 
*sub coconut milk with ultra-pasteurized whole milk (I used lactose free).
Squash boils for about 7-10 minutes.
“Jumbo shrimp take about 7 to 8 minutes, large shrimp take about 5 to 7 minutes, and medium size are done in about 3 to 4 minutes.” source 
Let me know if you tried heavy cream or other squash varieties!
Keyword bell pepper, coconut milk, curry powder, olive oil, onion, red pepper powder, salt, squash, turmeric

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