Zucchini Curry Soup


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (or butter)
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, peeled and grated or chopped
  • ½ to 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons yellow curry powder
  • 2 pounds zucchini or yellow squash, about 4 medium cut into chunks
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • ¼ cup cilantro- leaves and stems roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup mint leaves, roughly chopped

Optional Garnish: cilantro, mint, yogurt or coconut milk, chili flakes


  1. In a heavy-bottomed pot or dutch oven sauté onion, garlic, ginger, and jalapeño in coconut oil, over medium heat for about 5 minutes until tender and fragrant.
  2. Add the salt, zucchini and curry powder. Sauté a few minutes more.
  3. Add 2 cups of the broth. Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook until the summer squash is tender, about 5-10 minutes.
  4. Add two cups of cold broth to the blender along with all the simmered ingredients.  (Be so careful as hot liquids tend to burst out in a blender, making an incredible mess, and can burn you- so cover firmly with a kitchen towel.)
  5. Blend with the lid vented, until smooth.  Add fresh mint and cilantro, blend until incorporated.  We like seeing the green flecks of herbs but your choice on how smooth to blend.
  6. Reheat to serve.
  7. Garnish with cilantro, mint,