Sunday, August 29, 2010

Soup's on Sunday

Zucchini, Garlic & Basil Soup

A simple and healthy soup using summer's abundance of zucchini and basil. This smooth puréed soup achieves a near impossible feat -- it's velvety and creamy without any cream! 
2 pounds zucchini, trimmed and coarsely chopped
3/4 cup chopped onion
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
3 cups vegetable stock
1/3 cup packed basil leaves

Cook onion and garlic in oil in a large, heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add chopped zucchini and 1 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Add 3 cups vegetable stock and simmer, partially covered, until tender, about 15 minutes.

Purée soup with basil in 2 batches in a blender (use caution when blending hot liquids). Season soup with salt and pepper. Serve in shallow bowls and garnish with basil leaves. Crème fraiche, optional.


Serves 4


Blogs said...

sounds quite delish...will def. have to try! happy sunday

Eat. Live. Laugh. and sometimes shop! said...

It is yummy. I even like it chilled with a salad.

Kristin said...

I'll totally have to try this! We have lots of both zucchini and basil, so it's a perfect fit!

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