Ginger Zucchini Soup with Preserved Lemon Garnish

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Zuchinni or Summer Squash Soup Recipe with Ginger and Lemons


Ginger Adds Snap to Summer Squash – Easy Appetizer Recipe

Culinary experts may argue, but in my humble opinion there is not a huge taste difference between a traditional Black Beauty Zucchini and a Yellow Straight Necked Summer Squash. For this recipe, I use the yellow variety, simply because it is not neccessary to peel them. Green zucchini will work just as well, but be sure to peel them well as their green skin is distracting in the final product.

Yellow Straightneck Summer Squash

I grow lots of summer squash. Charlie jokes we had to buy an extra freezer just for the zucchini. Sure, sure, I’ll be posting the usual zucchini recipes, but I thought this idea was fresh and new.

On dreary winter days, there are two ingredients that bring on sunshine. One of them is preserved lemons the other is ginger. This recipe indulges in both. A great starter soup, this will warm your tummy and lift your spirits.

An unexpected appetizer for your next dinner party serve ginger zucchini soup in a shooter glass garnished with a slicer of preserved lemon or a fresh sprig of lemon balm. Maybe Both! Giggles

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About Joyce Pinson

Joyce Friend Pinson is a regional farm-to-table columnist for the Appalachian-News Express. She is a local television host. Her column show and blog, Friends Drift Inn, explores food, gardening, and real life farm-to-table stories from the perspective of a baby boomer in Appalachia. Joyce has a background in agriculture, media, and small business. Joyce is an heirloom gardening addict and home canner. She has a penchant for big hats, pointy toed shoes, and bourbon. Along with her husband Charlie, Joyce really does live in a barn where they ballroom dance. And laugh. And cook. And giggle.