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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hidden Zucchini Soup

'Tis the season for gardens overflowing with zucchini!  As much as I try to love it, I find zucchini quite bland and a little too mushy for my taste.  This soup is a great way to camouflage this healthy vegetable with some strong flavors and lovely contrasting colors.  The potato in the soup gives it body, the cumin gives it flavor, and the beets make it pretty and add some sweetness.

Hidden Zucchini Soup

3 medium zucchini, diced
4 small or 2 large potatoes, peeled and diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
5 cups vegetable broth
1 bunch green onions, sliced (including white parts)
1 cup fresh mint, chopped
1 tsp cumin
2 - 3 beets, cooked and diced
salt and pepper to taste (I use a lot to combat the mushy zucchini curse)

In a large stock pot, combine the zucchini, potatoes, garlic and broth.  Boil, then simmer for about 15 minutes, or until potatoes are soft.  Remove from heat and add green onions, mint, cumin, salt and pepper.  Puree using an immersion blender, or in small batches in a regular blender.  To serve, warm the diced beets on the stove or in the microwave, then garnish each bowl of soup with about 1/4 cup of beets.  Don't add these to the bowls too soon, as the color will start to weep and look funny.  If this does happen to you, just swirl the beet color through the soup gently (don't mix in completely) for an interesting striped look.

Shared with Healing with Food Friday,  No Croutons Required ,"Made From Scratch Tuesday" (click here) ,"Real Food Wednesday"  (click here)  ,"Hearth and Soul Hop"  (click here) ,"The Ultimate Garden Recipe Swap" (click here) , Farmhouse Friday , Meatless Monday , Pennywise Platter at the Nourishing Gourmet. 


  1. This soup sounds light and refreshing - perfect for a summer evening. Thank you for sharing your delicious recipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  2. Looks good! But this one is not GAPS friendly-- us GAPSters can't eat potatoes, sadly.

  3. Thanks for the update - I've fixed the tag :)

  4. Great post. And once again you have a featured article at Healing With Food Friday. Thanks for much for posting your great recipes every week.