Creamy Yellow Squash and Apple Curry Soup with Toasted Coconut

By Garden Gate Kate
July 2, 2010
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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

Serves: 4

  • 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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