Zucchini Soup

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by alaska3355, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. alaska3355

    alaska3355 New Member

    If you have a lot of zucchini, here's something to use it up!
    Zucchini Soup

    3-4 c. chopped zucchini (large pieces)
    1 med. onion, chopped (cut in 8ths)
    1 clove garlic
    1 cube chicken bouillon or 1 14 oz. can chicken broth
    2 c. water
    3-4 strips raw bacon, cut up
    1/2 t. dried basil
    salt and pepper to taste
    Combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat slightly and cook for 20 minutes. Cool slightly, then blend in small batches in the blender. Serve with croutons, if desired.

    My kids love zucchini this way!
  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    That sounds good! Wish I had a hot bowl of same right now.

  3. budmickl

    budmickl New Member

    What can be substituted for zucchini? I don't like zucchini and I see lots of recipes with it.

  4. Granniluvsu

    Granniluvsu Well-Known Member


    Thanks alot fot the recipe. Both DH and I love zucchini but I will have to wait till it goes on sale again. It surely sounds like a healthy soup too (except maybe for the bacon (-: !! No problem since we don't eat that much of it (bacon).

    I will be making it for sure. It really sounds yummy ! Thanks alot again for the recipe.


  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Here are various substitutions for zuccini.

    The best is broccoli because it belongs to the same family. The family that has two c's.

    Kale, cabbage, pumpkin, squash (of which there are 800 varieties w/ 900 names)

    rutabagas, parsnips, marrow, leeks,

    oyster plant, tofu, cucurbita, onions,

    prosciutto, courgette, capicola, diffilliendum root,

    and things too fierce to mention.

    I know you will want to try all of these.

    Bon Apetite!

  6. alaska3355

    alaska3355 New Member

    Habanero or jalapeno? That would be an interesting soup.........
  7. Pottersclay

    Pottersclay New Member

    I will try this one out.
  8. therealmadscientist

    therealmadscientist New Member


    I assume that zuccini can also be reverse substituted for all the zuccini substitutes listed by Rock.

    I wonder if there is world record sized Zuccini, like with pumpkins.
  9. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    "Reverse substitution"; great concept. Reminds me of a case I had where our insured driver had the front of his car damaged. The plaintiff had the rear of his car damaged.

    Our insured said he plaintiff backed into him: a reverse rear-ender.

  10. alaska3355

    alaska3355 New Member

    You're welcome- you can't go wrong with soup.........
  11. sisland

    sisland New Member

    Thanks Alot for this recipie! I Love Soup! Do you Have a recipie for Fried Green Tomatoes?,,,,,,,,,,S
  12. joyfully

    joyfully New Member

    When I lived in the MidWest, alot of my neighbors would also make zucchini bread. Anyone got a recipe for that?

    I was watching Epicurious on the Food Channel this morning, he battered and deepfried zucchini blossoms.

    Maybe we should have a thread about all the ways to cook zucchini!!!!!!!!
  13. Jana1

    Jana1 New Member

    Zucchini brownies! Jana
  14. Pottersclay

    Pottersclay New Member

    I made the that receipe for lunch today. The only thing I did different was add three chicken breasts, cubed. IT WAS SOOOO GOOOD! My family loved it too!
  15. victoria

    victoria New Member

    & LOL Rock, what do you call someone beginning to back up out of a parking space that runs into a car that just finished backing up (me) and was behind them.... Crazy (first) driver tried to say I was partially at fault. As if! Her insurance co. didn't agree with her and paid me for a new bumper :))

    Now, just gotta buy me some zucchini and bacon...

  16. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    I call any driver that blames the other driver TYPICAL.