Tested till perfect Fire and Ice Zucchini Soup with Grilled Corn Salsa

Fire and Ice Zucchini Soup with Grilled Corn Salsa

Refreshing for hot summer nights, this smooth sipper showcases seasonal local vegetables. Fragrant with curry and ginger, it's swirled with yogurt and chilled until deliciously cold. To create this soup, as well as our zesty, colourful salsa topping, follow our simple steps.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: July 2005

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  • Portion size 8 to 10


  • 1 tbsp 1tbspvegetable oil
  • 1 1oniononions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspgrated ginger
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspchopped fresh thyme, (or 1 tsp/5 mL dried)
  • 2 tsp 2tspmild curry paste
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
  • 8 cups 8cupssliced zucchinizucchinis, about 6 small)
  • 3-1/2 cups 3-1/2cupsvegetable stock
  • 1 cup 1cupplain yogurt

Grilled Corn Salsa:

  • 2 cobs 2cobscorn, husked
  • 2 tsp 2tspvegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupfinely diced red onionred onions
  • 2 tbsp 2tbsplime juice or lemon juice
  • 2 tsp 2tspfinely chopped hot pepper
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp 1/8tspeach salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupchiopped fresh coriander or basil
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1-  In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; fry onion, ginger, thyme, curry paste, salt and pepper until softened, about 3 minutes. Add zucchini; fry, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add stock; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until vegetables are very soft, about 15 minutes. Let cool.

2-  In blender or food processor, pur?soup, in batched, until silky smooth; transfer to bowl. Whisk in yogurt; cover and refrigerate until cold, about 4 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 2 days.)

3-  Grilled Corn Salsa: Brush corn with oil. Place on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill turning occasionally, until lightly charred and tender, about 10 minutes. Let cool.

4-  Cut kernels off cob. In bowl, toss corn with onion, lime juice, hot pepper, cumin, salt and pepper. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.) Add coriander.

5-  Holding ladle over plate to catch drips, ladle soup into chilled bowls; top with spoonful of salsa.

Additional information : Tip: If made ahead, this soup thickens slightly. Thin as desired with chilled stock or ice water.

Nutritional Information Per each of 10 servings: about

cal 96 pro 3g total fat 4g sat. fat 1g
carb 14g fibre 3g chol 2mg sodium 536mg


calcium 5 iron 4 vit A 6 vit C 15
folate 14
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