Fresh from the Garden: Zucchini Soup

 

Zucchini Soup

 

Zuchinni Soup   This summer was the first time I tried my hand at growing my own Zucchini and Squash and I’ll admit it’s been one huge lesson after another. Next year, I think I’m going to stick with Zucchini as it’s proven to be a bit more prolific than the squash and we’ve been getting Zucchini that are absolute whoppers. One of my favorite recipes to make from all our Zucchini, beside the Zucchini Nachos has been Zucchini soup.  When I posted a picture of the bowl of soup on Instagram a while back it was received very well and people have been asking me for the recipe ever since.  Since Summer is almost over I decided to whip up a big batch of Zucchini Soup so that I could freeze some down and have some to take to work through the week.

Zucchin Soup Bowl 2

The recipe is very very simple. It only calls for five items and can be made to be entirely vegetarian if one so chooses.  I decided that I wanted to add a bit more flavor and so I used Chicken Bullion cubes to make my Chicken Broth. I love using these over regular chicken broth that comes in the box dispensers because I can make just what I need and not worry about wasting the unused portion. In this recipe I also added what I like to call my secret ingredient. It’s really not a secret at all since I use it in almost everything, Bacon Smoked Sea Salt. Yes, Bacon Smoked Sea Salt. I picked up a couple of packs while visiting my hometown of Greenville South Carolina, from a store downtown called The Spice and Tea Exchange. I’ve looked all over for Bacon salt and this seems to be the only place where I can find it.  To top the soup off I add an asiago blend of cheese and a couple of Garlic and Butter Croutons. Since I was basically winging this recipe and basing it off of suggestions from people at work who’ve used a similar base in other soups I made my husband the judge on whether or not it would be a something that would be made in our house again After two bowls I knew that it was safe to say we had a recipe that would stay.

Zucchini Soup Bowl 3    

 

 

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22 Comments

  1. August 25, 2014 / 12:32 am

    Bookmarked! I constantly keep zucchini in the house. Love it!

  2. August 25, 2014 / 11:07 am

    Zucchini, squash and eggplant are some of the only veggies I don’t eat, but my goodness, you could almost make a convert out of me with that it looks so good!

  3. August 25, 2014 / 11:07 am

    The soup looks good! I’ve never had zucchini soup. What program do you use to post your recipes?

  4. August 25, 2014 / 11:15 am

    Sounds delicious! You’re making me feel sad because this was the first year that I didn’t have a vegetable garden. Between the rabbits and deer eating my veggies and the neighbors 6 foot high fence and diseased birch trees hanging over my garden, the few plants that I planted didn’t thrive. Gotta figure out a new place to plant and build a fence to keep out the critters.

  5. Jess Scull
    August 25, 2014 / 11:38 am

    That sounds delicious! Saving this recipe for when it gets cooler out!

  6. August 25, 2014 / 1:04 pm

    This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  7. August 25, 2014 / 2:02 pm

    It sounds delicious! I have to try it!

  8. Betzy Carmona
    August 25, 2014 / 5:05 pm

    The sounds delicious !

  9. August 25, 2014 / 6:41 pm

    YUMMY yummy!! Sounds amazing!

  10. August 25, 2014 / 9:28 pm

    This looks delish! Love your bowl!

  11. August 25, 2014 / 11:22 pm

    Nom! I’m coming over for dinner!

  12. August 25, 2014 / 11:53 pm

    This looks amazing. I am always trying to find a good soup recipe.

  13. August 26, 2014 / 1:49 am

    I’m not much for the soup, but I’ll take the bacon salt, cheese, and croutons! lol

  14. August 26, 2014 / 1:57 am

    Sounds delish!!! I’m going to try this for sure, I’m a vegetarian now so I need to be creative in preparing my own meals.

  15. August 26, 2014 / 11:15 am

    I have a huge Zucchini here that came from the neighbors garden and I’m like wtf am I going to do with this. NOW I KNOW woooo!

  16. August 26, 2014 / 11:24 am

    That looks SO yummy! I am going to have to troy this. I might modify it to use with other veggies too!

  17. August 26, 2014 / 3:14 pm

    Obsessed with this soup, and I love your mouthwatering pictures!

  18. August 27, 2014 / 3:35 am

    I’m totally saving this – so yum yum!

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