Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Got Zucchini?? - - - Make Soup.

Are you growing zucchini in your garden?

Or perhaps you have a friend, neighbor or relative that shares their crop with you.

I have never grown it, but from what I hear if you do grow it, good luck getting rid of it at summer's end. All of those friends and neighbors no longer open their doors when they see you coming with an armful of zucchini :-)

Well, I'm here to help.

I think we all have several zucchini bread recipes ~ how about something a little different.

Presenting . . .

Zucchini Soup

1-1/2 cups sliced onions

1/2 stick margarine

8 cups sliced zucchini

4 cups chicken broth

2 Tablespoons tarragon vinegar

3/4 Tablespoon dill

2 boiled potatoes

Saute onions until margarine melts. Add everything but the potatoes.

Bring to a boil. Add potatoes and simmer for 25 minutes.

Ladle into blender filling blender until about half full. Blend until smooth.

Serve hot. Add a sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.


That's all there is to it.

Just to show you how quick and easy it is, let me take you through it.

First thing I do is scrub 2 potatoes & put them in some water and bring it to a boil.

Meanwhile, on the next burner over I toss the margarine and onions in a dutch oven and cook them until the margarine melts.

The rest of the ingredients wait patiently for their turn to jump into the pot.

They're in!!

Also in there are the 2 potatoes. I just quarter them and throw 'em in. It doesn't matter if they weren't cooked thru ~ they will finish cooking as they all simmer together happily for the next 25 minutes.

One note here: I put my potatoes in skin and all because I like that added fiber and since everything gets blended at the end you would never even know they were in there. However, if you don't want the skin, peel it off.

After the soup has simmered, ladle it into the blender in batches. I fill it about half full and blend until smooth. I did it in 3 batches.

There you have it.

Dinner is served.


My mom gave this recipe to me several years ago. When she first told me she had a really good recipe for zucchini soup I thought it sounded kind of strange. I was picturing hunks of zucchini floating around in a tasteless broth. Boy, was I wrong. The dill and tarragon vinegar really give it a delicious flavor and the potatoes make it creamy.

This has become one of my most often requested recipes by my family.

I encourage you to try it. It makes a nice light dinner or would also be great for lunch.


  1. Hi Kim,
    YUM! The zucchini soup looks wonderful. Thanks for the recipe, I must try it.

    Stop by, I've just given you an award!


  2. Thanks for the recipe! I'll be trying it for sure. I'm always on the lookout for zucchini recipes. I just picked our first 2 zucchini today & there are tons more to come! Have you ever had zucchini choc cake? It's delish! If you want the recipe just look under ~cooking, baking recipes~ in my blog.
    Hugs, DebraK

  3. Wow, you cooked and your kitchen still looks clean!This soup sounds delicious! I'll be begging some zucchini from my dad's garden. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us! Twyla

  4. Hi Kim! Thanks for stopping in to visit with me and leaving such a sweet comment. I am finding that more and more people are nesting as a result of this overly busy and modern world. It is the perfect way to work against the cold way things seem to be moving. And blogland provides us with even more kindred spirits doesn't it?

    Thanks for the recipe. I can buy huge zucchini up in the north of Holland for only 50 cents in season but we eat it all year round I must admit. It is one of our cheaper vegetables to buy so we eat it just about once a week.

    Hugs ~

  5. Sounds wonderful...I'll have to try it. Thanks for the recipe!


  6. I have had the bread but never heard of the soup. It looks very good - I'll have to give it a try.

  7. That sounds yummy! And the bowl of green soup looks really pretty! haha!

  8. Oh! And I just noticed the herb butter back there by the bread...I cannot WAIT to try that! I looked at that post yesterday evening!

  9. Dear Kim,

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment.

    Your blog looks simply lovely. And you can cook, wow.

    I am going to add your blog to my list of favorites.

    I will be by to visit your blog again soon.


  10. That looks so good. We have one plant and MANY courgettes/zucchinis, so soup would be a good idea.

  11. This looks and sounds delicious. Can I just come on over to your house ;-) Lallee

  12. Sounds wonderful! I've never tasted zucchini soup before..
    Your bread looks yummy, too.

  13. WHat a good use for zucchini. It looks very good. Thanks for the recipe.
    Hugs, Rhondi

  14. Hi Kim!

    I snuck over via Debra's blog... I saw that you are from N. Carolina. I just posted a limerick you might enjoy. It's 2 posts down on my blog.

    The soup looks yumcious! I'm looking for a ladle!

    I've enjoyed my visit!

    Hugs, KJ

  15. P.S. Correction: My poem is about South Carolina... But hey, you might still like it.


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