Jun 8, 2009

Creamy Zucchini Soup

I made this comforting and creamy Zucchini soup on a rainy day. We had it with garlic bread. I am trying to make healthy soups every Friday night for dinner which leaves us feeling light and filling. I was on a spree looking for a variety of soup recipes for our Soup Fridays. I landed upon various soups with zucchini and this is my personalised version which is simple and made with basic ingredients.

Ingredients (Serves 2)

Zucchini - 2 large ones

Onion - 1 medium sized

Butter - 1 tablespoon

Vegetable broth/ Chicken broth/ Water - 2 cups

Dried herbs - 1 teaspoon (optional)

Frozen corn - 2 tablespoons

Milk - 1/2 cup

Shredded cheese for garnishing (optional)

Directions

In a saucepan or a pressure cooker, heat the butter and add the chopped onions. Saute them for about 2 minutes until they turn translucent. Add the finely chopped zucchini pieces and the frozen corn and saute for another two minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Add the broth or water and bring it to a boil. Then add the milk and simmer for about 10 minutes until the zucchini is well cooked. If using a pressure cooker cook unitl one whistle. Mash all the ingredients together. Alternatively, you can cool the ingredients and blend them. Since the zucchini is already cooked, it is better to just mash it and retain a few bite sized pieces.

Add the dried herbs(I used dried oregano) if using and stir again. Simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from the saucepan. Ladle into soup bowls and add some shredded cheese on top!

Serve with bread!

Sending this to Healthy Inspirations Event - Soups

34 comments:

  1. The color is very tempting Divya...Looking yummy..

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  2. Thats looking so creamy and yummy..wish to have a bowl divya..

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  3. nice colour..creamy and delicious..

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  4. Divyaa...color of the soup is too appealing..i just loved..awesome snap too.. :)

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  5. Wow thats comfort soup..looks creamy and delicious

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  7. Nice and healthy...looks so good and soothing.

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  8. This looks so appetizing and delicious.

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  9. That looks like a so creamy and healthy soup divya so inviting pic.

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  10. That bowl of soup looks so comforting Dhivya...healthy one and green color...love it :)

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  11. Wow that is really a beautiful colour. I lvoe zuchini soup, i always had leeks to them too.

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  12. Looks creamy and the color is very intriguing.Nice one!

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  13. Nice color..Yummy soup perfect one on a rainy day..

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  14. Zucchini Soup looks great, need to try them to know its taste...

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  15. Nice green color. Looks delicious.

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  16. Wow what a creamy rich n delicious soup Divya! Awesome!

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  17. wow! looks soo colorful nice clicks ..hey new recipe to me will try this soon :D

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  18. Wow lovely soup. Looks creamy and colorful.

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  20. Creamy green...the color is so soothing. Looks yummy !

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  21. That sounds Delicious! Wonderful soup with nice ingredients!

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  22. So light and yummy! Looks great, Divya. :)

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  23. Awesome soup. Healthy practise of having soup every Friday!

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  24. Definitely a creamy soup-never tried zucchini soup before though :)

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  25. Great soup...i always stock zucchinis...ought to give this a try.

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  26. cant think of zucchini in a soup, but love the color looks healthy

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  27. That's such a pretty colour. I've not made soup with just zucchini before.. only added to minestrone.. sounds yummy.

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  28. Divinely comforting food! Love the color..

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  29. Looking cool dear..Zuccini is one veggie on which I am yet to lay my hands on,for my soup exoeriments..lol..This is comforting..Dont u like garlic n whole spices?They add so much flavor too..:)

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