It is entirely possible to get a silky smooth, creamy and comforting bisque without a drop of cream. In fact, you can do it without a single drop of dairy. This vegan bique is a great way to get a serving or two of veggies in a dairy-free, super flavorful meal. When this sucker is cooking, it’s easy to think that there is no possibly way it’ll end up creamy—it’s all veggies! But then once it goes for a whirl in the blender, the soup that comes out is almost pillowy soft. I loved, loved, loved this soup.
I am a big fan of butternut squash. Not only because they are delicious and a great way to get in your daily allowance of Vitamin A and dietary fiber, but also because they are one of the easiest produce items to preserve for the winter. We had one butternut squash plant this summer, planted in a large planter on our apartment patio. That single plant gave us eight squash, which we cured and now have sitting in our dining room just waiting to be used. It’s a really nice treat to be able to use fresh produce that I grew, even in January! Not into growing your own? Next Early Fall, hit up the farmer’s market and snatch up a ton of butternuts while they are cheap and in season. They store beautifully in a cool and dark place. Then, you can avoid shelling out $10 for one squash out of season in the supermarket (been there, done that).
Excellent. You may want to add extra salt / vinegar at the end if you want to tone down the sweet. Also, I used a stick blender and left it a bit chunky — added a cup of cooked rice. Wonderful breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Thanks, Virginia! We’re so glad you liked it, and we appreciate you coming back to tell us about what worked for you!
Is it possible to cook butternut squash (whole gourd)in IP?
Hi, Don’t think the previous attempt at posting this went through, but here goes again: Honey is not vegan. I use agave, works fine. Also, if you are having contact dermatitis from handling squash, you might reconsider eating it. I’m not meaning to snark, it’s just that I have been on a very long road of finding out what foods were triggers, and have found that what causes an external reaction is often going to affect the sensitive tissues of the gastro-intestinal tract.
Nope, you are correct on the honey! Your original comments didn’t post because I have to approve new commenters, so welcome! 🙂 It was just a simple mistake. I’ll edit the post to reflect.
And thanks for your suggestion!
Honey is NOT vegan.
also, If you reacted to squash, don’t use latex gloves. use nitrile.