CREAMY ZUCCHINI-SPINACH SOUP (HEALTHY!)

Susan Din

By
@spatdi

Creamy and satisfying without a drop of cream, or any dairy products! This is a yummy way to eat your veggies!
Easily adaptable as vegetarian-just use vegetable stock!


Recipe and picture from Mels Kitchen Cafe


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Serves:

2-4 depending on your appetite and whether you add chicken.

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 large clove
garlic
1 large
leek-sliced in half lengthwise, then sliced across the grain thinly. rinse very well to remove sand/grit.
2 medium
zucchini chopped =4 cups
1 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
black pepper
2 c
chicken broth(or vegetable broth)
1 1/2 Tbsp
fresh basil
2-3 c
fresh baby spinach chopped
1-2 c
(optional) cooked cubed chicken - rotissere or other

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a saucepan, heat olive oil over mediun high heat. Add the garlic, leeks and zucchini.
Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the veggies and cook, stirring often until leeks are somewhat translucent(3-5 min).
2
Add 1 cup of the broth, cover and cook over medium heat until all veggies are very soft(10 min).
3
Transfer the mixture to a blender or use a stick blender and add the basil.
Carefully blend until smooth.
Pour the soup back into the pot.
4
Stir in the remaining 1 cup of chicken broth.
Stir in the chopped spinach and cooked chicken.
Bring back to a simmer for 1-2 minutes.
It's ready to serve!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy