This soup is, quite simply, a big bowl of happy! It’s colour is happy (that would be yellow) thanks to lots of diced up summer squash, it’s flavour is happy (that would be lemon) and it’s aroma is happy (that would be the onion, garlic and turmeric), very, very happy! And if you don’t have the yellow squash, use zucchini, they are siblings afterall – and it’ll make you just as happy. Or use a combo – the flecks of green break up the yellow.
This is a perfect summer soup but feel free to make it anytime, especially when it’s dark at 3 – it brings on a little summer sunshine. It’s soooo yellow thanks to a generous dose of turmeric and soooo lemony thanks to well, the lemons, and lots of them. FYI, the flavor of lemon comes from the rind and the puckerability comes from the juice, so be sure to include both. Everyone’s puck-o-meter varies, so taste and add as much lemon juice as you like to get that lip-smack we all long for from lemons.