Silky Zucchini Soup


This creamless creamy summer soup is a quick, healthy, and wonderful dish to use summer’s bounty of zucchini. I doubled the recipe and used homemade turkey stock instead of vegetable stock and water. I love an occasion to julienne zucchini for a garnish! This recipe was adapted from Food and Wine, a “staff-favorite” recipe, contributed by Grant Achatz. We ate it hot for dinner and chilled the next day for lunch- both delicious.

Yield: Serves 4

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 2/3 cup vegetable stock or low-sodium chicken stock
  • Julienned raw zucchini, for garnish
  1. In a large saucepan, melt the butter in the olive oil. Add the onion and garlic, season with salt and pepper and cook over moderately low heat, stirring frequently, until softened, 7 to 8 minutes.
  2. Add the zucchini and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the stock and 1 1/2 cups of water (I substituted an additional 1 1/2 cups of stock for the water) and bring to a simmer; cook until the zucchini is very soft, about 10 minutes.
  4. Working in 2 batches, puree the soup in a blender until it’s silky-smooth. (Alternatively, I used an immersion blender in the pot.)
  5. Return the soup to the saucepan and season with salt and pepper. Serve it either hot or chilled, garnished with julienned zucchini.

Make Ahead:Β The soup can be refrigerated overnight.

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About Josette@thebrookcook

I live in Stony Brook, New York on Long Island. I love garlic and baking. My hobby (and love) is to try new recipes. My favorite recipe resources include The New York Times, Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, and Martha Stewart Living. Enjoy!

14 responses to “Silky Zucchini Soup

  1. I love zuchhini soups. Such an easy and hearty recipe.

  2. luckystaranise

    Nice! This looks delicious, will definitely try this.

  3. Yummy soup. Like the color of the soup

  4. Awwhh….This looks simply amazing!!!

  5. Definitely a great use for zucchini from the garden! Looks scrumptious.

  6. What a wonderful summer soup. I really adore soup in the summer and am always looking for new summertime soup recipes. This is a good one for sure.

  7. Davena

    I was really impressed with the creaminess without any dairy products.
    Healthy and delicious! I’m planning on making plenty and freezing it.

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