Yellow Zucchini Soup – I just love this bowl of hot healthy nutritious soup, especially on a cold day. This makes a light dinner also if you serve it with some homemade bread or Salad. With winters approaching sometimes all you need for dinner is a comforting bowl of soup. It hardly takes any time to make, not a lot of vegetable cutting or chopping involved ( believe me.. it matters on a cold day ) and it is quite filling so you don’t start feeling hungry again after some time 😉
Don’t you love that golden color?
It’s really hard to get kids to eat some vegetables like Zucchini, bottle gourd etc. Soups are a perfect way to sneak in these veggies. I find Zucchini quite similar to bottle gourd in taste. It is also equally nutritious. It is high in fiber and water, a very good source of Vitamins and minerals. In short, a power-packed veggie.
we get it only for a short time ( in winters only) in my area so I try to use it a lot during this time.
How to make yellow Zucchini soup
250 grams yellow Zucchini or Golden Zucchini
1 small carrot
1 piece of ginger
2 garlic cloves
1 onion chopped
1 tsp olive oil
salt to taste
black pepper to taste
2 cups water or vegetable stock
coarsely ground black pepper
basil leaves chopped
Bread croutons ( I have toasted bread in the toaster and cut it in small pieces. no frying)
To make yellow Zucchini soup
Peel carrot. I have not peeled Zucchini but if you want to then you can. Chop Zucchini and carrot roughly into large chunks.
Heat a pan or cooker. Add olive oil in it and sautè onion, garlic, and ginger.
when onions turn translucent add chopped Zucchini and carrot.
Cook for another 2 minutes. Add 2 cups water or vegetable stock whatever you are using.
If you are using a pressure cooker give it a whistle. If you are boiling it then do so for 15-20 minutes till zucchini and carrot are tender.
Cool it down and then blend it.
Add salt and black pepper according to your taste.
This soup thickens after some time so right before serving the soup add more stock or water if required.
Serve soup Hot with some toasted croutons and garnish 🙂 🙂