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Light and Fresh Green Zucchini Soup

Zucchinis are a staple in my household and I just can’t be without them. Back in the day they were my go-to when I wanted something light, quick, fuss-free and easy. Steamed zucchinis with 2 other vegetables, garlic, salt and tamari with a protein and voila, dinner was done. My kids do not like them but they are in most of my meals, they just don’t know about it! Zucchini is a low calorie vegetable providing 17 calories per 100 g. They also contain B vitamins, potassium and vitamin C. You maybe love them as zoodles but pureed in this light soup is heavenly. This is a delicious and easy soup to make when you want something light and tasty and full of zucchi-ness.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of fresh garlic, crushed
  • 3 large zucchinis (courgette), chopped roughly
  • 1 cup leafy greens (i.e. chard, spinach or kale), torn up (optional)
  • 2 cups (500 ml) vegetable broth or vegetable stock concentrate
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Wash and prepare, chop and slice vegetables.
  2. Heat oil in large pot and sauté over a low to medium heat until the onion and garlic are translucent.
  3. Add in the zucchini and leafy greens; stir for a few minutes.
  4. Add the vegetable stock and season to taste and bring to a boil then turn down the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft.
  5. Once cooked, use a stick blender and blend the soup to form a smoother texture or pour into a blender and blend smooth or leave chunky.
  6. Garnish with coconut cream, greek yogurt, parsley or extra grated zucchini and serve immediately. (Garnish is optional)
    Note: This soup will freeze easily and will store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Servings: 4

Substitutions

  • Onion – leeks, scallions, spring or brown onion
  • Zucchini – golden zucchini, broccoli, peas

Calories: 60

Fat: 3.5g

Trans Fat: 0.5g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 70mg

Carbohydrates: 5g

Fiber: 1g

Sugars: 3g

Protein: 1g