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    Zucchini Soup with Basil

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 10 mins

    30 mins

    40 mins

    Miss Erin's Note:

    I found this on the cover of Food and Wine, thought it might be a great dish for our 2nd 'Zaar day.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    Croutons

    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 1/3 cup basil leaves, finely chopped
    • 2 slices country bread, in 1/2 dice salt and pepper soup: 3 tbls unsalted butter 3 tbls extra-virgin olive oil 3 celery ribs
    • 3 cups chicken stock
    • salt and pepper
    • 8 small basil leaves

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Croutons: In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat.
    2. 2
      Stir in the chopped basil, then add the bread cubes and toss to coat.
    3. 3
      Season the cubes with salt and pepper.
    4. 4
      Cook, stirring for 3 minutes or until the bread cubes start to get lightly toasted and crispy, transfer to a plate.
    5. 5
      Soup: In a large heavy saucepan, melt the butter in the olive oil.
    6. 6
      Add the celery, onion, bay leaf and thyme and cook over low heat stirring occasionally until the onion is soft, about 20 minutes.
    7. 7
      Increase the heat to medium.
    8. 8
      Stir in the zucchini and stock, season with salt and pepper and simmer until the zucchini is soft, about 10 minutes.
    9. 9
      Discard the bayleaf.
    10. 10
      Puree the soup in batches in the blender until smooth.
    11. 11
      Return the soup to the saucepan and heat until warmed through.
    12. 12
      Season with salt and pepper.
    13. 13
      Ladle soup into bowls, top with croutons and basil leaves and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 08, 2007

      55

      Lovely, lovely soup Miss Erin. I used the last of my garden's zucchini and basil in this dish and felt it was just about perfect. Good AND healthy too, thank you!

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    Nutritional Facts for Zucchini Soup with Basil

    Serving Size: 1 (115 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 103.3
     
    Calories from Fat 40
    39%
    Total Fat 4.4 g
    6%
    Saturated Fat 2.2 g
    11%
    Cholesterol 10.3 mg
    3%
    Sodium 226.7 mg
    9%
    Total Carbohydrate 11.7 g
    3%
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    2%
    Sugars 1.4 g
    5%
    Protein 3.8 g
    7%

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