Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Zucchini Tomato Soup


I wasn't sure I was going to like this but to my surprise it was pretty good. I doubled mot of the seasonings for a little more flavor. It was a little different from other soups because you puree it but I didn't mind. Best of all the ingredients are all great for you. And the calorie count is low. If you like vegetable soups you should love it. A plus is that it was pretty easy to make.

I got the recipe from allrecipes.com

By: TUDES 
"A great way to use up all those extra fresh tomatoes and zucchini from the garden during late summer. My family loves this soup! If you like, this soup can be thinned with a little bit of milk or cream."


Ingredients

  • 1 pound zucchini, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. In a large colander, sprinkle salt over zucchini slices. Let stand 30 minutes to drain then pat dry.
  2. In a stockpot, heat vegetable oil over medium high heat. Sautee zucchini onion and garlic in the hot oil for about 10 minutes or until onions are translucent. Stir in the chicken broth and tomato; simmer for 20 minutes. Remove the vegetables from the broth using a slotted spoon and puree them in a blender or food processor.
  3. Return the pureed vegetables to the stockpot and stir in the lemon juice, sugar, oregano, basil, parsley and nutmeg. Season with Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes.