Curry powder and apples give awesome, rich flavor to this zucchini soup. This is an excellent way to use your leftover zucchini. Because the soup is blended and smooth, you can even use frozen fresh zucchini in the recipe.
Curry powder is a blend of several spices and can vary in strength and flavor. Add it in small amounts to ensure it doesn't overwhelm the soup.
- 2 medium zucchini
- 2 apples
- 1 medium onion (chopped, about 1/2 cup)
- 1 small clove garlic (minced)
- 1 small carrot (shredded)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 4 cups chicken stock (preferably low sodium or unsalted)
- 2 1/2 teaspoons curry powder (or to taste)
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
- Slice or chop the zucchini; set aside.
- Peel the apples, core them, and then dice.
- Melt the butter in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over low heat.
- When the butter is hot and the foaming subsides, add the onion, garlic, and carrot. Cook slowly until the onion is translucent and slightly yellowed, stirring frequently.
- Add the zucchini, diced apples, chicken stock, and curry powder to the onion mixture and increase the heat to high. Boil for 2 minutes.
- Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.
- Carefully puree the hot soup in the blender in small batches. Add kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Serve the soup garnished with cilantro or Italian parsley leaves.
Too much zucchini to eat or give away? Freeze it! Freeze shredded or sliced zucchini to use in soups, casseroles, and zucchini bread.
|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||3 g|
|Saturated Fat||1 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||1 g|
|Dietary Fiber||4 g|