A grown up tomato soup with flavorful spices & herbs and fresh zucchini noodles to enjoy often!
Saute: In a large pot, heat oil on medium, add onions and saute for five minutes, or until softened.
Add remaining ingredients: Add tomatoes, water, curry, basil, red pepper flakes and salt, turn heat to medium high, bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
Coconut milk: If you want a creamy soup, add the coconut milk/cream after 10 minutes of simmering, continue to simmer for five more minutes. Or you can add a few spoonfuls to the individual serving bowl. Once done, taste for flavor adding extra spices as needed.
Puree: Once soup is done, remove from heat, let cool a few minutes and puree using a submersion blender or food processor (if using a food processor you may have to puree in a couple batches).
While soup is cooking or cooling, julienne or spiralize your zucchini. No need to cook as these will be served raw and warm a bit once the soup is served over top.
Replace the coconut milk/cream with one cup unsweetened almond milk if you are watching your fat intake, or use lite coconut milk instead of full-fat. I tried with the almond milk and loved it but the coconut milk is my personal favorite.
Also, try using soba noodles, brown rice, farro, quinoa or rice noodles in place of the zucchini noodles for something different.