How to Make Vegan Butternut Squash Bisque


Over 7 million Americans follow a vegetarian diet and over 1 million of those consider themselves vegans: They consume no animal products at all, according to a 2008 study published in Vegetarian Times magazine. This type of diet can be challenging and adherents are usually on the lookout for new recipes. Although bisque, a smooth, creamy soup, is usually seafood and milk-based, it is easy to adapt for the vegan diet. Butternut squash, with its nutty, pumpkin-like flavor, is a tasty seafood replacement in a winter bisque.

Step 1

Add the olive oil to the saucepot and place it on the stove, set to medium. Allow the oil to heat.

Step 2

Add onion, shallots, carrot, ginger and nutmeg, and saute 15 minutes, or until the onion begins to brown, stirring occasionally.

Step 3

Add squash, stock and orange juice to the vegetables and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer 15 minutes, or until the squash is tender. Allow the mixture to cool for 10 minutes.

Step 4

Pour 1/4 of the mixture into the blender and puree until the bisque is smooth. Puree the remaining bisque in batches.

Step 5

Pour the bisque into a clean stock pot and reheat over medium-low.

Step 6

Add milk and salt and pepper to taste. Stir and serve.

Things You'll Need

  • 3 tbsp. olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped 5 medium shallots, chopped 1 carrot, sliced 1 tbsp. grated ginger 1/4 tsp. grated nutmeg 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and diced 7 cups vegetable stock 1 cup orange juice 1 cup soy or rice milk 4-quart saucepan Blender


  • "Vegetarian Times" magazine: Vegetarianism In America
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