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Quick Creamy Zucchini Soup

5 from 1 vote
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Soup
Keyword: goat cheese, zucchini
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 7 cups
Calories: 86kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ¼-½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • 2.5 pounds zucchini, unpeeled, cut lengthwise and then sliced
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 ½ ounces soft goat cheese, broken into several pieces
  • Additional herbs or flavored oil for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the oil and swirl to cover the pan. Add the onions and soften about 5 - 6 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the garlic, salt and pepper and cook about 1 minute.
  • Add the zucchini and the broth. Adjust the heat so the soup reaches a soft boil, cover and continue 10 minutes.
  • Remove the pot from the heat. Add the basil and the goat cheese. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup until smooth but thick. Taste and adjust salt and pepper. Garnish with thyme, additional basil or the herb of your choice. If you have some, drizzle little chili pepper oil on each serving.

Notes

No worries if you don't have an immersion blender - though I'd sure hate to be without mine. You can also puree the soup in a traditional blender. Do it in batches, and be very careful transferring hot liquids.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 390mg | Fiber: 2g