Monday, July 25, 2011

zucchini soup

After admitting to the world that I have an entire case of peanut butter patties on top of my fridge, I thought I'd better make up for it with a big old bowl of vegetables.


Just kidding.

But I really had no idea what we were going to have for dinner and I just started pulling a bunch of stuff out of the fridge, including one very large zucchini and decided to make soup.

Because it was like 86* and nothing sounded better than a steaming hot bowl of soup.

{raise your hand if your haven't set foot outside}

Basil Zucchini Soup


In the mix::

  • 1 t olive oil
  • 1/2 white onion, chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 6 medium new potatoes
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 4 cups zucchini
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1 t red pepper flakes
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 2.5 cups veggie stock
  • 1/2 cup basil, loosely packed
  • 5 cups spinach, loosely packed

This soup really couldn't be much easier - heat the olive oil in a medium pot, add the onions and garlic and saute over medium heat. While those are cooking away, give all of the veggies a quick chop chop, and throw everything into the pot except for the lemon juice, basil and spinach.


Cook until all of the veggies are fork tender, about 30-40 minutes and then stir in the lemon juice, spinach and basil.

Using an immersion blender, blend until smooth, or working carefully in small batches, blend in a blender.

Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve with some crusty rolls!


Our crusty rolls were tomato basil rolls that I made this morning. It wasn't a kitchen success, but it wasn't a failure either.

You see, today I tried to grind my own flour.

And it worked...kind of.

I think I need to try it again before I go posting a recipe for the rolls though.

The soup was really good. I think Nic was a bit skeptical at first (it is verrry green!), but after a few spoonfuls he gave it a thumbs up. The recipe is pretty versatile as you could just throw in pretty much whatever veggies you have on hand.

Green soup...yum!


  1. That soup is quite green! It would be good with some broth or something with all the veggies whole! I am intrigued by the soup, but pureeing everything freaks me out.

  2. That soup is a gorgeous color!

  3. I used to get nervous about pureed soups as well, but after actually making my own I've fallen in love. This seems like a great recipe! I make soups quite often now and will definitely be adding this to my list.

  4. Why have I never thought of making zucchini soup??!! Love how vibrant it is. Putting it on my list of things to make. :D