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Zucchini-Basil Soup Recipe

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


Submitted by megsambit

Makes 4 servings



This soup was recipe of the day at Epicurious.com and seemed like a nice way to use up extra zucchini or summer squash.

Recipe Ingredients for Zucchini-Basil Soup

2 pounds zucchini, trimmed and coarsely chopped
3/4 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
4 cups water, divided
1/3 cup basil leaves, packed
1 tsp salt

Recipe Directions for Zucchini-Basil Soup

  1. Cook onion and garlic in oil in a 3- to 4-quarts heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add zucchini and 1 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Add 3 cups water and simmer, partially covered, until tender, about 15 minutes. Purée soup with basil in 2 batches in a blender (use caution when blending hot liquids).

  2. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper if desired.

Categories

Vegetables, Soup, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 503.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
167
Calories from Fat
125
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.9g
21%
Saturated Fat
1.9g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
613mg
26%
Potassium
640mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates
10.1g
3%
Dietary Fiber
2.9g
12%
Sugars
4.8g
Protein
3.1g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 68%
Calcium 5% Iron 6%
* 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
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in potassium
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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