Sunday, July 19, 2009

Savory Zucchini Soup

Yes, gazpacho isn't the only summertime soup!

I'm sick, so I decided to make an old summertime (well, anytime) standby: zucchini soup. It wasn't such a smart move because I was already sweating before cooking, and afterwards had to get yet another cold shower. But it was totally worth it. This soup is rich (but not too much so), and has a buttery savoriness with tender pieces of chicken and piles of shredded zucchini. We just can't get enough of it and I'm already looking forward to leftovers at lunch tomorrow. This makes enough for a couple days (for two) - and I swear, it's even better the next day.

Zucchini Soup

  • 3 chicken breasts, cut into cubes or strips
  • 2 pounds zucchini (about 6 of those suckers), shredded
  • 2 small - medium onions, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups chicken stock (1 carton)
  • 1/2 pint light cream
  • salt and pepper / olive oil
Saute chicken in olive oil until almost cooked through.

Like so. (Just do everything in the stock pot - easy breezy.)

Dang, look at all that zucchini!

Add onions to soften. Then add zucchini, and garlic.

In the beginning of cooking.

Cook mixture for about 10 minutes, or until zucchini breaks down and softens and releases juice.

After 7-10 minutes the zucchini gets juicy and soft, like this.

Next add the flour and cook for 1 minute. Add the stock and let the soup come to a boil, and then let simmer for a couple minutes. Add cream and simmer for 2 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with crusty bread or crackers. Makes up to six servings.

Save some for me.


  1. You're doing bad things to me with these recipes! Drooling at work is not a good thing! Mind, it does look delicious (the recipe that is, not the drool) and I now have to retrieve the printed recipe from the printer. :D

  2. It is delicious! (Well, if you can handle some dairy, that is...I sometimes have trouble with dairy.) If you make it, let me know how it turns out! (Unless it turns out horribly, then I'll be so embarrassed for offering up that recipe! Hahahaha.)

  3. If you ever need other people to taste the food, let us know! (we have loads of zukes if you want any)


  4. Nancy,

    If you have tons of zucchini, then you are personally obligated -- as my mother-in-law -- to try this recipe! I'm counting on you! (I am a recipe bully.)

  5. You know what, I need a little pressure--we are going down the slippery slope of eating cereal for dinner.


  6. This dish is swell! Cheddar and Lucy also find it tasty and love to lick the bowl afterward making for easy clean up :)

  7. Chris, please admit you made this no less than 4 times. You are in LOVE with it.