Curried Zucchini and Chickpea Soup

"Adding warmth, flavor to Mom's zucchini soup" by Stephanie Witt-Sedgewick, The Washington Post. To make this soup vegetarian, use vegetable broth or water in place of the chicken broth and double the garlic and ginger. Healthy Cooking. Recipe published in The Winston-Salem Journal: September 28, 2011.

Yield: 8 servings
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  • 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 1 small (2-ounce) onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice (1/2 cup)
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon(s) finely grated fresh ginger root (from a 1-inch piece)
  • 3 medium clove(s) garlic, finely chopped (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 large (8-ounce) zucchini (unpeeled), cut into 1/3-inch dice (about 2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoon(s) mild curry powder, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 cooked, no-salt-added chickpeas (from a 15-ounce can)
  • 2 medium Yukon Gold, creamer or all-purpose potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/3-inch dice (about 1 1/2 cups, 9 ounces)
  • 3 cup(s) homemade or no-salt-added chicken broth
  • Freshly aqueezed lemon juice from 1 small lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoon(s) chopped fresh dill, plus extra for optional garnish
  • 3 tablespoon(s) plain whole-milk or low-fat yogurt, for garnish


  1. 1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and salt to taste; cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes, until the onion starts to soften. Stir in the ginger and garlic; cook for 1 minute, then add the zucchini and stir to combine. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the zucchini starts to soften; reduce the heat as needed so the vegetables cook but do not brown.
  2. 2. Sprinkle in the curry powder and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the chickpeas, potatoes and broth; stir to combine well. Cover, and bring the broth to a boil. Adjust the heat so the liquid maintains a steady, but not vigorous, boil. Cook for 15 to 18 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Remove from the heat.
  3. 3. Stir in the lemon juice and dill. Taste, and adjust the seasonings as needed. Divide among individual bowls; serve with a teaspoon of yogurt on top of each portion. Garnish with additional dill, if desired. Makes 6 cups.
November 2011

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