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Herbed Zucchini Soup

From: EatingWell

This is one of the few soups that make the cut in summer. Serve it chilled to take the edge off a hot August night.

Servings: 4 servings, 1 1/4 cups each
Prep: 15 mins
Total: 20 mins
Rated : 
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Ingredients
3 cups  reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 pounds  zucchini, (about 3 medium), cut into 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon  chopped fresh tarragon, or dill or 1 teaspoon dried
3/4 cup  shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, (3 ounces)
1/4 teaspoon  salt
1/4 teaspoon  freshly ground pepper
Directions
1. 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 to 10 minutes. Puree in a blender (see Tip), in batches if necessary, until smooth. Return the soup to the pan and heat over medium-high, slowly stirring in cheese until it is incorporated. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper. Serve hot or chilled.
Tips:
Hot liquids can splatter out of a blender when it's turned on. To avoid this, remove the center piece of the lid. Loosely cover the hole with a folded kitchen towel and turn the blender on. Better airflow will keep the contents from spewing all over the kitchen.
MAKE AHEAD TIP: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Serve chilled or reheat.
Nutrition Facts
Calories 115, Total Fat 5 g, Saturated Fat 3 g, Cholesterol 19 mg, Sodium 448 mg, Carbohydrate 7 g, Fiber 2 g, Protein 10 g, Potassium 452 mg. Exchanges: Vegetable 1.5,Medium-Fat Meat 1.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet


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KelliNC72 wrote:

FABULOUS... I saw this recipe online today and just finished my first bowl. So tasty and healthy. I added the spinach like others had suggested since I had some in the fridge and it was a wonderful addition. It is equally as good without it, I did taste test it both ways. Since I added the spinach, a full blender full, I also increased the chix broth to 4 cups and the cheese to 1 cup. Try it...!!!

8/11/2011 02:51:26 PM Report Abuse
sarahdweiss1 wrote:

This is wonderful! I added some fresh spinach to the blender and some Greek yogurt with the cheese. I am going to make this all the time!

6/26/2011 05:12:55 PM Report Abuse
sarah3453401 wrote:

This is a delicious soup! Perfect chilled for a summer meal. I too opted for veggie broth, rather than chicken, and it was wonderfully flavorful! I'm absolutely going to make this again!...and again!

7/26/2010 09:40:06 PM Report Abuse
araudes wrote:

In my family the men are the cooks. However, for father's day the girls cookded for the boys. The first entree was my contribution to the dinner. I opted to make this soup, and they LOVED IT!! The only change I made was opted to go with a veggie broth.

6/21/2010 10:39:21 AM Report Abuse

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