Super Charged

With summer’s heat ready to breathe down our necks any minute now, I’ve got a quick and easy alternative to gazpacho.  It also gives you another tasty weapon in your arsenal to combat the pending zucchini onslaught.  You can thank me later.

Curried Zucchini Soup

Adapted From South Beach Quick and Easy

BAH Note:  I found this soup to be equally good hot or chilled.  If you use a stick blender, your soup won’t be silky smooth.  For velvety smoothness, process the soup in a blender or food processor.  Either way is fine to enjoy zucchini with hints of ginger and super charged with sweet curry and garam masala heat.

  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced in 1/4 inch rounds
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sweet curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala (optional)
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • kosher salt

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.  Add onion and cook until softened, approximately 5 minutes.  Add the zucchini, ginger, curry powder, and garam masala (if using) and cook until the zucchini softens.

Add the broth and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.  Taste for seasoning and add kosher salt to taste.

Working in batches, carefully process the soup in a blender until smooth.

Serve plain or garnish with a dollop of sour cream, greek yogurt, or plain yogurt.

{printable recipe}

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8 Responses to Super Charged

  1. Jen W. says:

    Wendi, my fridge is already overflowing with zucchini. The onslaught has started! I like the idea of using them in cold soup, especially as we hit close to 100 in the coming days. (Can you believe it’s only June??)

  2. It’s not quite zucchini-overload time here, but when it hits, I’ll be making this!

    • Wendi says:

      Kitch, just tuck this gem away until the time is right. A girl can only eat so much zucchini bread after all.

  3. shutterboo says:

    I love taking extra zucchinis off my gardening-friends’ hands. Zucchini cakes are where it’s at. With a little ranch dressing. nom!

    • Wendi says:

      I’ve tried zucchini cakes and didn’t love them. Now maybe if I made zucchini fritters that would be a different story.

  4. This looks so good! I love eating zucchini every way I can think of!

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