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Curried Yellow Squash Soup with Yogurt and Currants

Scott Phillips

Yield: Makes about 5 cups

Servings: 4

Yellow squash gives this gently spicy soup a hint of sweetness, which the currants highlight.


  • 3 medium yellow squash (about 1 lb.), coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 medium white onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2 Tbs. canola oil
  • 1/2 cup dried currants
  • 2 Tbs. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. curry powder
  • 3 cups lower-salt chicken or vegetable broth
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup full-fat plain Greek yogurt, more for garnish
  • Coarsely chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 240
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 120
  • Fat (g): 13
  • Saturated Fat (g): 4.5
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 2.5
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 6
  • Cholesterol (mg): 10
  • Sodium (mg): 570
  • Carbohydrates (g): 25
  • Fiber (g): 3
  • Sugar (g): 17
  • Protein (g): 9


  • Pulse the squash, onion, and ginger in a food processor until finely chopped. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add the squash mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, until just golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the currants with hot water to cover, and set aside to plump.
  • Add the flour and curry powder to the pan; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Whisk in the broth and 1-1/4 tsp. salt, and bring to a boil. Cook, whisking occasionally, until thickened, about 2 minutes more.
  • Remove from the heat. Drain the currants and add half to the pan. Using an immersion blender, purée the soup. Stir in the yogurt, and season to taste with salt. Top each serving with a dollop of yogurt, and scatter the remaining currants over the top. Garnish with cilantro.


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Reviews (2 reviews)

  • msnickerdude | 06/13/2021

    Delicious!! Added some Israeli couscous to give a little added texture.

  • Chefextraordinaire | 09/06/2016

    I generally like complex tastes and it is definitely different but I probably would not make it again.

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