Kabocha Thai Coconut Curry Soup

April is that it's a great way to use up leftover ingredients from the winter season while incorporating fresh seasonal produce. Many vegetables like leeks, sweet potatoes, and squash can still be found in markets during the early spring, and incorporating them into a soup can create a comforting and nourishing meal while also helping to reduce food waste. Additionally, soup can be a lighter and refreshing meal option as the weather begins to warm up, and can be easily customized with different herbs and spices to suit personal tastes.

I have put together a recipe that uses root veggies, winter veggies, as well as some of the cooler spring crops as well! This recipe is rich in vitamins and minerals, promotes healthy digestion, promotes heart health, as well as provides sustained energy!

This recipe is a joy to make, as the aromatics take over the kitchen, and the colors are beautiful and vibrant!


  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 2 limes
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 Kabocha squash, peeled and diced
  • 8 oz. mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cans (13.5 oz. each) coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp. curry powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. Thai chili sauce


  1. In a large pot, brown the ground turkey over medium heat. Remove from the pot and set aside.

  2. Add the diced red pepper, yellow pepper, red onion, white onion, sliced leeks, sliced zucchini, diced sweet potatoes, and diced Kabocha squash to the same pot. Cook for about 5-7 minutes or until the vegetables begin to soften.

  3. Add the sliced mushrooms to the pot and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

  4. Stir in the curry powder, salt, and black pepper and cook for another 1-2 minutes.

  5. Add the coconut milk to the pot and bring the soup to a simmer.

  6. Reduce the heat and let the soup simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.

  7. Stir in the cooked ground turkey and Thai chili sauce. Squeeze in the juice of 2 limes and stir to combine.

  8. Serve the soup hot, garnished with additional lime wedges and cilantro, if desired.

    Enjoy your soup and be sure to share the recipe with your friends and family! Eating healthy can be enjoyable and beautiful, as it allows you to savor delicious and colorful fruits, vegetables, and whole foods that nourish your body and promote overall wellness.