Cook's Hideout: Zucchini Soup

December 11, 2009

Zucchini Soup

Did you ever have to fight with your 2 year old for anything? I did, this morning with my 2 year old to have him put on a heavier winter jacket, but he wanted his lightweight hoodie. I was pleading, begging, coercing, even threatening him to wear the jacket, but he did not budge, he was crying but he wouldn’t do it.. At the end of it I was totally exhausted and upset and wasn’t sure how and when he got this stubborn. I guess its part of growing up. After getting to work, I was talking to my manager about what happened and she mentioned about her 12 year old son who wears only sweat shirts to school and doesn’t want to wear a jacket. I thought to myself this fight is going to go on for a very long time – though in different ways, I guess I’ve to start getting used to it.
Coming to today’s recipe, I had zucchini soup in a restaurant called Crisp in NYC and really loved it. It’s a very simple dish with just zucchini, onion, herbs & broth-very flavorful and healthy too. I used sage to flavor the soup, but feel free to use any herb you have on hand.

Zucchini – 2 medium, peeled and chopped
Onion -1 small, chopped
Garlic – 2 cloves, minced
Vegetable broth – 2 cups
Milk – ¼cup (optional)
Sage – 2tbsp, finely chopped
Salt & Pepper – to taste

  • Heat 1tbsp oil in a saucepan; add garlic & onions and cook till the onions are translucent, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Add zucchini; cover and cook for 5 minutes till they are slightly tender.
  • Add sage & broth; bring to a boil; lower the heat and simmer till the veggie is completely cooked, this shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes. Season with salt & pepper.
  • You can add milk and simmer for another 3 minutes at this stage to make the soup a little creamy, I added 2% milk.
  • Use an immersion blender and puree the soup to the consistency of your liking, I left it a little chunky (or use the blender instead). Serve hot with some bread and salad.
I served with spinach-pepper quiche & crescent rolls (Pillsbury brand-love the dough boy). This soup is of to Harini (Sunshinemom) @ Tumyum Treats who’s hosting this month’s Monthly Mingle-Soups, an event started by Meeta @ Whats for Lunch Honey.


  1. That is a never ending story... Especially with boys :(
    I didn't try zucch soup- sounds good and light!

  2. Love the addition of sage. Looks comforting during this chilly weather.

  3. Lovely soup, what you said was true about forcing the kids to wear all these attires. Today's Weather scared the wit out of me, the same story happened in our house also in our house.

  4. Its so hard to understand them or make them understand what we are saying to them. Just have to take it easy i guess.
    Soup with zucchini looks good, warm and comforting.

  5. Thanks! Seeing all the zucchini soups I think I will try it soon too. I have similar problems with my kids too when we go to hillstations:).

  6. YOu have narrated exactly the same scenario that happens everytime we decide to go out.Its not the winter that scares the hell out of me but my toddler's stubborness does.
    Simple and yet healthy soup recipe for this weather

  7. Same pinch!! Your version sounds wonderful with the garlic and sage.

  8. u knw wht my kid is just two plus an he wants to wear just yellow jacket everytime we have to go out and then i have to tell him that yellow is not gng with the clotehs he is wearing,..i don know why kids are so clothes conscious these days, don worry u r not facing this problem alone,..;-)soup looks delish,...

  9. thats the same story here too....the soup looks delicious

  10. Try adding a bunch of basil to this and you will love it even more.
    No wonder they call that age terrible twos?


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