Cream of Zucchini Soup (Crema De Calabacitas)

Recipe by Bayhill
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Wash zucchini. Cut off stem ends, then cut into large pieces. Place in a saucepan. Add water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Cool zucchini in cooking liquid.
  • Place zucchini, 1 cup cooking liquid and 2 Tablespoons cilantro in a blender; process until pureed.
  • Heat butter in a medium saucepan. Add onion. Cook until tender but not browned. Stir in flour. Cook 1 minute. Add pureed zucchini mixture, evaporated milk and chicken broth. Stir to blend. Season with salt if needed. Stir over medium heat until soup comes to a boil.
  • Serve at once or chill and serve cold. Garnish each serving with a few whole cilantro leaves.
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