Fresh Summer Squash Soup Recipe = Easy

Fresh Summer Squash Soup Recipe = Easy

A friend, Nancy grew this pretty yellow squash in her city garden.  She still has two kids at home,  two dogs and helps her husband in the family business yet has time for a garden. It was so kind of her to share her cucumbers and the squash. I was delighted by the color – such a beautiful color yellow. (Love squash!)

Fresh Summer Squash Soup Recipe = Easy

Summer Squash soup

Fresh Summer Squash Soup © CKatt 2018

2 pounds of Summer yellow squash
1 cup of chicken stock
3/4 cup of chopped onion (used red and it made the soup color beige – owell.)
2 tablespoons of butter
1 teaspoon of lemon zest
4 teaspoons of grated Parmesan cheese (Romano cheese was used)
2 tablespoons of chopped fresh tarragon

Slice the squash in half lengthwise. Then slice the squash very thinly to make it easy to soften as it cooks. On medium heat put all the first five ingredients in a soup pot with a lid. Cook until all the veggies have softened. Stir occasionally. When ready, puree the soup in a blender in batches. (I used an electric stick blender. I killed the blender some months ago unwittingly. Ugh) Plate the soup and grate the cheese on top and sprinkle with tarragon. (Also, I was out of tarragon and replaced it with basil and a tiny bit of rosemary) Garnish with some alfalfa sprouts.

From start to finish, in no time, this is a very easy summer squash soup recipe to enjoy even on a warm day in summer.

I promised Nancy that I would show her a picture of what I made. She was surprised. She asked me, “Did you use one of those choppers to cut the squash?” I replied with a smile, “No. I make slow food and cut it up myself.”

A good sharp knife makes all the difference! Recipe adapted from Rachel Ray, whose approachable cooking style really appeals to me for its simplicity and flavors.

Summer squash CKatt 2018

Yellow Summer Squash © CKatt 7-2018

I am bringing this recipe to Fiesta Friday #234 . The  co-hosts this week are:  Jenny @ Apply To Face Blog and Deb @ Pantry Portfolio. Thanks to Angie and the hosts for keeping the Fiesta Friday going each week. Join in the food ideas and friends from around the globe to share recipes and ideas.

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.

May you have a beautiful day wherever you may be.

Summer Squash soup


Find of the week! Also yellow is this Koi in a garden pond. Gold Fish


About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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4 Responses to Fresh Summer Squash Soup Recipe = Easy

  1. What a beautiful way to use veggies from the garden this time of year. I’ve never been great at maintaining a garden but have lovely neighbors who do and share their extras with us. Thank you for sharing at #FiestaFriday and I’m happy to have found your blog (one of the many joys of the Fiesta)! – Deb

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