Creamy Zucchini Soup with Walnuts and Dill Recipe

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Carmen Published: May 13, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Creamy Zucchini Soup with Walnuts and Dill

Walnuts make this zucchini soup creamy even without any dairy, and herbs give it a pop of freshness. This dish works best hot and cold, too.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 3tbspextra virgin olive oil,divided, plus more for drizzling
  • 1mediumyellow onion,chopped
  • 2clovesgarlic,cut into quarters
  • 4mediumzucchini,halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 4cupschicken broth,such as Swanson Organic
  • 1tspsalt
  • ¼tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • 2tbspfresh dill,(or 1 tbsp dried), plus more for serving
  • ½cupwalnuts,toasted
  • 3tbsplemon juice,freshly squeezed

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy clean-up.

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium-low heat in a large pot. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes, or until the onions are soft and translucent. Do not brown.

  3. Add the zucchini, chicken broth, salt and pepper, and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to low, cover, and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the zucchini is tender.

  4. Meanwhile, place the walnuts on the prepared baking sheet and toast in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes, until fragrant.

  5. Add the dill and walnuts to the soup. Using a stick blender, purée the soup until smooth.

  6. Add the lemon juice and the remaining tablespoon of oil to the soup, then taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.

  7. Ladle the soup into bowls, drizzle with more olive oil, sprinkle with dill, and serve.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 152.48kcal
  • Fat: 9.35g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.59g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.91g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.34g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.40g
  • Fiber: 1.71g
  • Sugar: 6.78g
  • Protein: 5.97g
  • Cholesterol: 4.80mg
  • Sodium: 628.09mg
  • Calcium: 33.64mg
  • Potassium: 551.93mg
  • Iron: 0.95mg
  • Vitamin A: 15.41µg
  • Vitamin C: 28.49mg
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