Green Curry Kabocha Squash Soup with Black Sesame



  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Slice the squash in half, spoon out seeds, and lightly oil the cut sides. Place cut-side down on a baking sheet, and bake until soft (25-35 minutes). Remove and let cool until you can handle, and peel off the skin.
  2. Place a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the olive oil, then the onion. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes before adding the curry paste. Cook for another minute before adding the crushed garlic cloves. Cook for 1 minute, then add the coconut milk, vegetable stock, and cooked squash.
  3. Bring everything to a simmer, add 1/2 tsp salt, and gently break apart the squash with your spoon. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, then blend with an immersion blender. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Serve warm, topped with black sesame seeds and green onions.