How to Cook Zucchini Soup

How to Cook Zucchini Soup

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 15 mins

Cooking time: 30 mins

Ingredients needed to make Zucchini Soup:

  • 8 cups zucchini, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Grated Parmegiano Reggiano, to serve
  • Garlic croutons, to serve

Cooking instructions for Zucchini Soup:

  • Drizzle a lashing of oil into a large pot and heat it over moderately high flame until it starts shimmering.
  • Throw in the onions and sauté for 3-4 minutes, stirring often, until they turn a tad softer.
  • Empty the cups of zucchini chunks into it, followed by the chopped garlics and stir fry them for 5 more minutes.
  • Pour in the stock and stir in the chopped thyme until mixed evenly.
  • Place a lid on top and bring the soup to a boil.
  • Bring it down to a simmer and continue to cook for another 20 minutes or until the veggies are cooked properly and turn tender.
  • Turn off the heat and blend them into a smooth puree with the help of a stick blender.
  • Whisk in half and half, followed by a dash of seasonings to taste and return the creamy zucchini soup back into the pot.
  • Cook briefly for few minutes or until it is again heated through and ladle it into serving bowls.
  • Sprinkle grated cheese on top of each serving and scatter some garlic croutons over it.
  • Serve hot.

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