It's summer, and if your garden crops are starting to come in, it's likely you have lots of zucchini. Most gardeners plant zucchini because it grows so easily. Alas, most people can get by with very little zucchini in their lives, a little going a long way, while the garden produces lots and lots of the stuff. So, what do do?
Well, here's the world's simplest soup. It came from the editor of Bon Appetit, who confessed that he like totally ripped it off from his mom. This recipe should also work with yellow squash, too.
Zucchini Curry Soup
1 med onion, diced
3 med zucchini, diced
1 qt low sodium chicken broth
1 tsp curry powder
optional: pinch of adobo chile powder, black pepper, to taste. Can also vary the amount of curry powder to taste.
Saute onions until soft, add curry powder, stir, add zucchini, stir and cook about 10 min. Add it all to chicken broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 25 min until soft and cooked through. Remove from heat, adjust seasonings, let cool a bit and puree with stick blender (or blender).