This soup is oh-so yummy, easy to make, and the aromas will make your mouth water. Serve with some crusty bread. Freezes well, so it's excellent for lunches and leftovers (not that there will be any left).

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in onion, celery, garlic, ginger, and sugar. Cook 5 minutes, until onion is tender. Season with salt, turmeric, allspice, and nutmeg. Mix in potatoes and zucchini, and pour in the vegetable stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.

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  • Remove soup from heat, season with cayenne pepper, and stir in spinach. Using a hand blender, blend soup until smooth. Garnish with red bell pepper to serve.

Nutrition Facts

124 calories; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 16.7g 5% DV; fat 5.8g 9% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 666.9mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (77)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2008
This recipe is ridiculous in the best way possible. Try it! Don't worry if you don't use every specific ingredient -- mix and match, improvise...but do use fresh ginger instead of powdered if possible. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/19/2005
I would have rather used chicken stock with this recipe, vegetable stock dose not give it enough falvor, with the veg stock I had to hit it with quite a bit of salt, vinager, and fish sauce to get enough bite to it. Read More
(6)
98 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 69
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2008
This recipe is ridiculous in the best way possible. Try it! Don't worry if you don't use every specific ingredient -- mix and match, improvise...but do use fresh ginger instead of powdered if possible. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2006
Great flavor! I made it with sweet potatoes and omitted the sugar and celery. I zapped the potatoes in the microwave for 7 minutes before chopping them so they were just right after 10 minutes of simmering. I like a chunkier soup so I removed about 1/3 of the veggies pureed the soup with a stick blender and added the veggies back in; the texture was perfect. One word of caution: Even if you love spicy food (which I do) don't overdo it on the cayenne. I did and although the soup was still delicious the cayenne overpowered the other flavors. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2006
Excellent flavor. Trying to use up my potatoes and spinach I did add more than called for and I also didn't puree the soup I just used a potato masher and mashed. It was a thick and chunky consistency and quite tasty. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2008
Unique soup I love the ginger. I tripled the spinach and could even add more as it really cooks down. I went ahead and pureed it all but found a few potato chunks which were nice so next time I'll leave some more chunky. I'd actually like a little more garlic and maybe some black pepper as well I went lite on the cayenne just incase:-) I'm looking forward to eating it tomorrow and seeing if its even better. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2007
Well this was my first attempt ever at making soup and it turned out pretty well if I do say so myself! I used a hand mixer to blend and it spattered EVERYWHERE even on the lowest setting. The total prep/cok time this took me was 1 1/2 hours (compared to the suggested 35 mins). Wondering if anyone peeled the zucchini or left the skin on?? It tastes great and has wonderful presentation capabilities with the red pepper garnish. And I agree on watching the amount of cayenne:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/19/2005
I would have rather used chicken stock with this recipe, vegetable stock dose not give it enough falvor, with the veg stock I had to hit it with quite a bit of salt, vinager, and fish sauce to get enough bite to it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2011
Amazing soup!! I made this for my boyfriend and I and we both loved it!It has the perfect combination of vegetables and potatoes to give it a delicious consistency. It made a great healthy dinner. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/19/2011
Severely bland as written. I tripled the spices and still ended up just dumping a bunch of curry powder into it so it'd taste like something. If you're not vegetarian definitely use chicken stock instead. Or just try another recipe... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2011
Very tasty last minute dish! I didn't exactly follow the recipe but the basics were all in there. I added added carrots subbed cinnamon and cumin for allspice and added a can of garbanzo beans to make it a little heartier. I like a thicker soup so the garbanzo beans were a great addition I think maybe more potato would be good too. I will definitely be making this again. Read More
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