Zucchini is an ideal food due to its low calorie content: 100 grams of zucchini only have 20 calories. It contains almost no fat, but it is full of water, fiber and minerals: calcium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus and vitamins: B6, A, C.
As if this were not enough, zucchini contains many important phytonutrients within the family of carotenes such as lutein and zeaxanthin (nutrients that help us improve our vision), according to the Spanish Society of Ophthalmology.
Since it contains vitamins A and C, antioxidants that help us maintain healthy skin and fight harmful free radicals, zucchini helps fight against aging. Free radicals are responsible for causing aging of the skin, causing the appearance of spots and wrinkles. So to prevent the symptoms of aging, nothing like zucchini.
There are different varieties of zucchini, and the yellow can be eaten raw sprinkled with a little lemon. This vegetable allows many culinary combinations and as many dressings as we can think of (tortilla, zucchini, cream, quiche, chips, fillings.
And if all this were not enough, the zucchini flower is also eaten and has a fine and delicate flavor.
What sounds attractive? If you also know that this curried zucchini cream is the healthiest option for your winter dinners, you will not stop consuming it throughout the season.
poultry or chicken broth (70 ml)
long grain rice (50 gr)
lemon juice (10 gr)
- TO DECORATE:
Step 1 Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large heavy pot and add the onion. Cook, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes.
Step 2 Add a generous pinch of salt, garlic and zucchini and stir for about a minute, until the garlic is more or less toasted without burning. Add the curry powder, mix and add the broth or water, rice and salt to taste.
Step 3 Bring to a boil, lower the heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Season to taste. With a mixer, blend the soup until its texture is as liquid as possible, without too much lump.
Step 4 In the same pot, season and add the lemon juice. You can serve it with a few thin slices of zucchini or with croutons to give it a little texture.