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Thursday, 9 September 2010

Spicy Zucchini Soup


INGREDIENTS

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno chile (or more to taste, depending on how spicy you would like the soup to be), seeds, stems and ribs removed and discarded, chopped
  • 3 chopped garlic cloves
  • 2 pounds chopped zucchini (skin on), about 5-6 cups
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped day-old bread
  • 3 cups chicken broth (use vegetable broth for vegetarian option)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, loosely packed, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, loosely packed, chopped (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Pepper

DIRECTIONS

1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and jalapeno chile and sauté for 4-5 minutes until the onions are translucent, but not browned. Add the garlic and zucchini and sauté for another 3-4 minutes, stirring often. Sprinkle with salt.
2. Add the bread, broth, and water, and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat and simmer gently for 20 minutes.
3. Remove from heat. Add the mint and cilantro (if using). Purée in a blender or food processor until smooth, working in batches if necessary. Or use an immersion blender.
4. Return the soup to the pot. Add the lemon juice, and salt, and pepper to taste.
Garnish with lemon wedges and sprigs of mint or cilantro.
Serve hot or chilled. Keeps for a week in the fridge.

Serves 4.

35 comments:

  1. spicy zucchini soup..yummy in my tummy ;)

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  2. Very simple, my friends will be impressed.

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  3. I don't know, zucchinis were never enjoyable for me.

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  4. I love me some soup :D supporting!

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  5. looks great, I'll have to give it a try some time

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  9. the green thing seems will stick on your teeth

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  10. zucchini is not for me :(

    looks so nice though.

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  11. Aw shit, this looks GREAT! I wish I could eat zucchini ;-; Unfortunately, I can't eat a lot of things, but oh well...

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  16. Thats a great recipe ive used it before comes out great!

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  18. I love this! I'm growing zucchini and am getting tired of all the traditional preparations. I think I'll make this shit after work.

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  19. mmmmhhhhh yummy ^^

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  22. Great recipe, never tried this soup before.

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