There is something just so lovely about a good zucchini soup. Even though it’s summer down here, it’s one of my absolute favourite comfort foods - and a great one because the only ingredients are delicious, nutritious veggies!… Actually the way this recipe came about is quite amusing. I was out and not going to be back before 9pm, and my husband (very kindly) offered to cook dinner – some steamed veggies, he suggested. Well I go through stages with steamed veg – sometimes I love them, and sometimes I am SO sick of them – and this was one of those times. So I suggested a zucchini soup and started giving instructions which really spun him out (Mitch is a very exact person) so I offered to email him a recipe with exact instructions he could follow. This made him much happier!… Anyway, one email and an hour or so later, I arrived home to the most delicious smell – it was absolutely perfect! I may be coming up with more emails in future…
2 garlic gloves
3 tbsp olive oil
5 medium zucchinis, chopped into rough pieces
3 tbsp vegetable stock (or two stock cubes)
1/2 cup water
Peel onions and halve them and 2 garlic gloves and peel them. Throw into Thermo with 3 tbsp olive oil.
Chop at speed 4 for 6 seconds. Scrape down the sides.
Put the timer on for 10 mins, speed 1, 100 degrees.
When finished scrape down sides, add in roughly chopped zucchini, chop for 10s on speed 4. Add 3 tbsp veggie stock.
Add 1/2 cup water. Time 15mins speed 1 on Varoma.
Then, blend on speed 9 for about 20s and see how thick it is. If very thick add a little of boiling water and blend again until it reaches the desired consistency. Serve with a little coconut cream if desired. Enjoy – x.