It’s always a great time to try perfect a classic recipe. With this tasty Butternut Soup guideline you’ll always have a delicious go to meal up your culinary sleeve.

2 cup fresh basil leaves packed
1 large butternut, cut into chunks, seeds removed
but leave skin on
45 ml olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
2 garlic cloves, crushed
15 ml fresh ginger
1 large onion
1 litre chicken or vegetable stock
15 ml Pakco curry paste
1/2 cup Greek yoghurt or coconut cream
Coriander to garnish


    1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C
    2. Place the butternut onto a roasting tray, drizzle with some olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
      Roast until soft.
    3. In a large pot, saute the onion, garlic, ginger and curry paste until soft and aromatic.
    4. Add the roasted butternut as well as the stock then cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Blend and pulse until velvety smooth.
    5. Add yoghurt or coconut cream and coriander.
    6. Season to taste.