CREAMY ZUCCHINI-SPINACH SOUP (HEALTHY!)
Easily adaptable as vegetarian-just use vegetable stock!
Recipe and picture from Mels Kitchen Cafe
★★★★★ 1 vote5
1 Tbspolive oil
1 large clovegarlic
1 largeleek-sliced in half lengthwise, then sliced across the grain thinly. rinse very well to remove sand/grit.
2 mediumzucchini chopped =4 cups
1/2 tspblack pepper
2 cchicken broth(or vegetable broth)
1 1/2 Tbspfresh basil
2-3 cfresh baby spinach chopped
1-2 c(optional) cooked cubed chicken - rotissere or other
How to Make CREAMY ZUCCHINI-SPINACH SOUP (HEALTHY!)
- 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).
- Add 1 cup of the broth, cover and cook over medium heat until all veggies are very soft(10 min).
- 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.
- 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!