So tasty!!!….I am still fighting this crud! I needed something warm and soothing for my throat, spicy enough to kill whatever’s left, and delicious enough to keep me happy. Sick all week meant there was only what was left after 10 days in the fridge and that was one lonely little Summer Squash and some cherry bombs…this soup came together SO QUICK…. Easily a new favorite irregardless of summer OR sickness.
Gingered (end of) Summer Squash Soup
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 large yellow summer squash
1/4t chipotle powder *optional
1 fresh jalapeño or cherry bomb pepper, chopped
1/2″ piece of fresh ginger
3T coconut oil
6c boiling water
2t raw agave
1 vege bouillon
1t salt or to taste
handful fresh parsley
Bring 6c of water to a boil.
Place the cashews, ginger, agave and parsley in a blender and set aside.
In a large soup pot, add the oil and sauté the onions and garlic until golden and soft and aromatic. Add the yellow squash, the boullion (or powder) and the salt. Continue to sauté until the squash softens and turns bright yellow- about 3-4 minutes. Add the boiling water to cover. Bring to a rapid boil and reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 more minutes.
In batches, in a blender or vitamix*, transfer the soup pot contents into the blender and puree the soup with the contents in the blender. Adjust the seasonings if needed.
*Caution: blending hot liquids can be extremely dangerous. Fill the blender only half way and proceed in batches if necessary.