Fire and Ice Zucchini Soup with Grilled Corn Salsa

Author: Canadian Living

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.

  • Portion size 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme (or 1 tsp/5 mL dried)
  • 2 teaspoons mild curry paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 cups sliced zucchinis about 6 small)
  • 3 1/2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
Grilled Corn Salsa:
  • 2 cobs corn husked
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped hot pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup chiopped fresh coriander
  • 1/4 cup chiopped basil

Method

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.

Nutritional facts Per each of 10 servings: about

  • Sodium 536 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 96.0
  • Total fat 4 g
  • Cholesterol 2 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 14 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 14.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 6.0
  • Vitamin C 15.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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