Star anise-scented butternut soup

November 10, 2013 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)

Star anise-scented butternut soup

Serves: 2
Cooking Time: 30 mins


  • 250g butternut, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 300ml vegetable stock
  • 150ml fresh cream
  • 10ml (2tsp) honey
  • 1 star anise
  • Basil/herb of your choice, to drizzle
  • 5ml (1tsp) pumpkin seeds



Place all of the ingredients, except the pumpkin seeds, in a saucepan over medium heat and simmer until the butternut is very soft, about 25 minutes.


Place the soup in a food processor and blend until smooth. Pass through a fine sieve, return to the saucepan, adjust the seasoning and reheat.


To serve, pour the warm soup into 2 bowls, drizzle with herb oil and garnish with pumpkin seeds, if desired.

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