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Curried Zucchini Soup*

2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 medium zucchini, sliced into 1/4-inch half-moons
1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
1 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp garam masala (optional)
3 cups vegetable broth
1/2 cup plain fat-free or low-fat yogurt

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add zucchini, ginger, curry powder, and garam masala, if using. Cook 3 more minutes.

Add broth and bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Pur´┐Że soup in a blender or food processor until smooth, or use a hand blender. Whisk in yogurt just before serving.

Allowed on all Phases of South Beach diet. Prep time: 10 minutes. Total Time: 20 minutes

Makes 4 (1 1/4-cup) servings. Per serving: 90 calories, 2.5 total fat (0 g sat), 12 g carbohydrate, 3 g protein, 2 g fiber, 540 mg sodium

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