Creamy Yellow Squash and Apple Curry Soup with ToastedĀ Coconut

July  2, 2010
0 Ratings
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

The silky smooth texture and a light, delicate sweet flavor from the yellow squash combines well with the tartness of the Granny Smith apple. The combination of curry powder and yellow squash gives this light, creamy soup a bright yellow color making it both pretty and flavorful. The fresh ginger and pinch of cayenne infuses spiciness throughout the dish. I like to make the soup ahead of time and serve it cold. Toasted sweet coconut make the perfect crunchy garnish. —Garden Gate Kate

What You'll Need
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 4 yellow squash, sliced into 1/2 inch rounds (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup flaked sweetened coconut, lightly toasted, for garnish
  1. Heat the extra-virgin olive oil in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the ginger, curry powder, and cayenne pepper. Cook for 1 minute. Add the yellow squash and chicken broth. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in the apple and simmer until tender, about 5 minutes. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper.
  2. Carefully transfer the some of the soup to a blender. Cover the rim of the blender with a towel and puree it in batches until smooth and creamy. This soup can be served warm or cold. Reheat the soup and ladle it into bowls for a warm curry soup. For a cold soup, refrigerate in a pitcher or bowl. Garnish with toasted coconut at serving time.

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2 Reviews

Blythe H. July 25, 2014
This was great, and the coconut is the perfect touch. Simple, easy, beautiful, and delicious! The tartness of the granny smith apple was lovely, and it complimented the spicy curry very well.

The only thing is that it says it serves four, which seems way off. I made it for 8 people, and so doubled the recipe. Some of my guests even took seconds, but there was still plenty left over! Maybe it was because I served it with another dish, and thus wasn't the "main" course? Not sure, but I think doubling it was not necessary, that the original recipe should say that it serves 6-8 people.
aliyaleekong August 5, 2010
This is a lovely soup. Thanks so much for sharing! Squash and garam masala or curry is one of my favorite personal combinations.