Creamy Zucchini and Basil Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Creamy Zucchini and Basil Soup recipe? Learn how to make Creamy Zucchini and Basil Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jaspertwig

Makes 4 servings



From the Fat Free Vegan blog: http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2009/09/creamy-zucchini-and-basil-soup.html

Recipe Ingredients for Creamy Zucchini and Basil Soup

2 pounds zucchini
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 cups low sodium vegetable broth
1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, packed
100 g plain soy yogurt
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast

Recipe Directions for Creamy Zucchini and Basil Soup

  1. Set aside one of the zucchini; trim and coarsely chop the rest.

  2. Cook onion in a large saucepan for about 5 minutes, until softened. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Stir in the chopped zucchini, salt, and pepper and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add the broth and simmer until zucchini is tender, about 15 minutes.

  3. Pour into a blender (in 2 batches, if necessary) taking care to avoid burns by not filling the blender more than halfway. Add the basil, yogurt, and nutritional yeast and blend until smooth.

  4. Return soup to the pot, season with salt and pepper to taste, and keep warm. Shred the remaining zucchini with a spiral slicer, mandolin, or grater. Pour soup into bowls and sprinkle grated zucchini over top.

Categories

First Course, Main Dish, Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 478.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
99
Calories from Fat
10
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
1.1g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.1g
0%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
613mg
26%
Potassium
729mg
21%
Total Carbohydrates
20.4g
7%
Dietary Fiber
4.2g
17%
Sugars
8.1g
Protein
5.4g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 71%
Calcium 10% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • Very high in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in potassium
  • Very high in riboflavin
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
  • Very high in sugar
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