Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Spinach and Zucchini Soup

I posted this two years ago, but it's such a favorite around here and zucchini is abundant so I'm reposting and adding a picture.   This is a perfect end-of-summer, early-fall soup.  It tastes so creamy and fresh with the lemon juice and cilantro.  Try it and let me know what you think!

We call this "green soup" and everyone loves it. My somewhat picky college age brothers had seconds--even after they found out what was in it!

Spinach and Zucchini Soup
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
3 potatoes, peeled & cubed         
2 medium zucchini, diced
4 cups chicken broth
4 cups fresh spinach leaves
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1 lemon

Heat oil in large pot and saute onions and garlic until soft. Add salt, potatoes, zucchini, and broth and simmer until vegetables are tender (10-15 min.)
Add spinach and cilantro and stir until just wilted. Puree in blender until smooth, then return to pot to keep warm. Serve with lemon wedges and squeeze juice into the soup.

My kids eat this with their favorite toppings: sour cream, bacon, cheese, croutons, etc.