Spicy Zucchini Soup Recipe

Spicy Zucchini Soup Recipe

How To Make Spicy Zucchini Soup

Hot or cold, this zucchini soup brims bright flavors from mint and cilantro. It’s made with jalapeno, garlic, and bread pieces pureed until smooth.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 55 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 4tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • 1onion,finely chopped
  • ½jalapeno chile,or more to taste, seeds, stems and ribs removed and discarded, chopped
  • 3clovesgarlic,chopped
  • 2lbszucchini,(about 5 to 6 cups), chopped, skin on
  • cupsday old bread,or 1 cup rice or cooked or uncooked potatoes, chopped
  • 3cupschicken broth,use vegetable broth for vegetarian or vegan option
  • 1cupwater
  • ½cupfresh mint leaves spearmint,loosely packed, chopped
  • ½cupfresh cilantro,loosely packed, chopped, optional
  • 2tsplemon juice
  • salt,to taste
  • pepper,to taste
  • lemon wedges,for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and the chopped jalapeño, and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes until the onions are translucent, but not browned.

  2. Cook the garlic and zucchini. Add the garlic and zucchini to the pan and sauté for another 3 to 4 minutes, stirring often. Sprinkle with salt.

  3. Add the bread, broth, and water, and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and simmer gently for 20 minutes.

  4. If using uncooked potatoes instead, simmer a little longer, depending on what kind of potatoes is used.

  5. Remove the soup from the heat. Add the mint and cilantro (if using). Purée in a blender or food processor until smooth, working in batches if necessary. (Alternatively, use an immersion blender.)

  6. Return the soup to the pot. Add the lemon juice, along with salt and pepper to taste.

  7. Garnish with lemon wedges and sprigs of mint or cilantro. Serve hot or chilled. Keeps for up to a week in the fridge.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 291.33kcal
  • Fat: 17.10g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.81g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.04g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.32g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.41g
  • Fiber: 4.95g
  • Sugar: 11.09g
  • Protein: 10.07g
  • Cholesterol: 5.40mg
  • Sodium: 1289.24mg
  • Calcium: 108.94mg
  • Potassium: 963.75mg
  • Iron: 3.53mg
  • Vitamin A: 55.82µg
  • Vitamin C: 52.83mg
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