Sunday, July 09, 2006

Spiced Zucchini-Lime Soup

I had two requests for this recipe, and so here it is.

This is from Hot & Spicy by Marlena Spieler, a book full of delightful fiery recipes. She grades them one, two, or three chili peppers and this is a one.

4 cups chicken broth
4 zucchini (1 pound), diced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cinnamon stick
1 tablespoon medium-hot salsa (I use the hottest I can get, but that's me)
1 lime, cut into wedges
cilantro leaves, for garnish
additional salsa, for garnish

1. Combine everything except lime wedges and garnishes in saucepan.
2. Bring to a boil and boil 5 to 10 minutes, or until zucchini is tender.
3. Serve garnished with lime wedges, cilantro, and salsa.

And then, of course, you squeeze the lime into the hot soup. So good. So light. So fast and easy to prepare. And, when I lived in California, so cheap! In Alaska, not so cheap. I always have it in the back of my mind and when I see either zucchini or limes on sale, I have it!

2 comments:

Deja Pseu said...

Thank you! It looks easy and delicious.

Cherry said...

Mmmm I didn't request it but I thought about it. So glad you shared!