Herbed Zucchini Soup

"From Eating Well."
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  • Place broth, zucchini and tarragon (or dill) in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook, uncovered, until the zucchini is tender, 7-10 minutes.
  • Puree in a blender, in batches if necessary, until smooth. Return the soup to the pan and heat over medium-high heat, slowly stirring in cheese until it is incorporated. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper. Serve hot or chilled.

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  1. This is a VERY NICE SIMPLE soup. I would consider it more of a base for whatever flavors you enjoy most. I used 2 (14oz) cans of chicken broth and a little extra zucchini. I used dry dill, 2 percent cheddar, lawry's season salt and pepper. After tasting it I decided to add 1 tbsp of lemon juice to bring out the herby flavor. I used my immersion blender to puree it. I can imagine this with an Italian theme: diced tomatoes, basil and mozzerella. Or a Greek theme: tomatoes, oregano or mint and feta. Or a Southwest theme: diced green chiles, corn and jack cheese. The possibilites are endless! Made for 1-2-3 hit wonders.
  2. I hate to give a bad review, but I really didn't like this soup. I used dried dill as listed in the ingredients but it overpowered the whole soup and made it taste fishy. The combination dill/zucchini just didn't work for me.
  3. I had my reservations about this soup after I started making in. I wondered how could something so simple taste good? But I was surprised, it did taste good. I did not even add the salt or pepper. This was my first time using tarragon I'd like to make this again using the dill just to taste the difference. I made this for the Zaar Tag game 2007
  4. Loved the zucchini/dill combination, TRUE! And was sooooooooooo simple and easy to do, Makes you feel healthy with every serve, Isn't taking care of yourself and enjoying something YOU deserve?
  5. I loved this soup for the ease of preparation and simple ingredients and the great flavor results. One gets a lot of bang for the buck in less than 15 minutes. (Not to mention another way to make use of those giant zucchini.) Since my squash was rather larger, I trimmed out some of the seedy center before weighing out 1.5 pounds. I used dill and a combination of cheddar and gouda soy cheese. The gouda was fabulous with the dill and a combination I would highly recommend. (As for points, this is 3 points with regular cheese and 2 points and Core using soy cheese.) Thanks Redsie!


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