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Basil Zucchini Soup

Basil Zucchini Soup

Hi Friends, Pals and Fellow Cooks,

Winters is almost over and Mother Nature went easy on us – at least in Chicago. Soup wasn’t in high demand this winter, but this Basil Zucchini Soup recipe is great for all year round. It is light, fresh, healthy and delish. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall… you’ve got a friend in this soup. :)

6 zucchinis, chopped
2 cups vegetable broth or water (but it does have a bit more flavor with vegetable broth)
1 cup unsweetened soy milk
bundle of fresh basil
3 tablespoons of miso
2 tablespoon chopped red onion
1 clove of garlic
salt and pepper taste
truffle oil to drizzle on top of soup
Sauté onion and garlic on medium heat for about three to five minutes or until the onions are translucent.
In a 4 1/2 qt pot add the zucchini, water, miso, onions and garlic. Bring to boil and then lower heat, cover and cook for about ten minutes at a low boil. You should be able to put a knife through the zucchinis but they should not be mushy. Remove from heat and add soy milk, basil, salt and pepper. Blend with one of those nifty hand blenders right in the pot. If you don’t have a hand blender you can transfer the ingredients to a blender and puree.
Adjust salt, if needed. Drizzle with some Truffle Oil and serve immediately. Enjoy!

This recipe is super simple and a great way to get your veggies. Feel free to substitute the soy milk for almond milk or rice milk. Just looking at the photos below of the fresh veggies makes my mouth water. The photos are beautiful. I am so thankful to have such an awesome friend to collaborate with me on Made Vegan. Keturah makes my food and ingredients look so fancy! :)

Basil Zucchini Soup Ingredients

One of our four cats, Bubbles, enjoys hanging in the kitchen while I am cooking. Bubbles is my biggest fan and loves my “Real Men Loves Cats” tee by RCTees. I am always searching for awesome tees that send out a fun and positive message. It’s kinda my thing and this one is definitely one of my favs!

My cat Bubbles and my

The final product…

Basil Zucchini Soup

Basil Zucchini Soup

I hope you enjoy making the Basil Zucchini Soup. I can’t wait to share more recipes with you guys, so stay tuned!


12 Responses to “Basil Zucchini Soup”

  1. Looks delicious, I am totally in love with basil.

    You are welcome to join in my food blogger event THE SOUP KITCHEN, here all bloggers are welcome, hope to see you participate soon.

  2. Trisha,
    Stumbled here from foodgawker and loving it!
    You have a beautiful space..
    This is such an interesting soup. I’ve not tried zucchini and basil together in a soup before.. Got to try!

    • keturah says:

      Thanks for swinging by, Radhika! Isn’t Trisha’s space amazing? I love hanging out there and the light makes it great for photos. Let us know if you try the soup!

    • trisha says:

      Hi Radhika! Thanks so much for checking out our blog! I’m glad you like it! I totally love cooking and just kinda stumbled upon making this soup one day. I always have fresh veggies around and sometimes the recipes I throw together are keepers, like this one! I hope you enjoy it! Stay in touch! :)

  3. Yum! Everything looks dynamite! Great photography too! And what a lovely cat.:)
    Love your site.

    • trisha says:

      Hi Vegan Sweetie! Thanks for stopping by the site. I’m glad you like it. My Cat, Bubbles is like my little cooking partner. He is so sweet! :) Hope you like the new recipe we just put up – Egg Salad Made Vegan. Have a great weekend!

  4. Kaycee says:

    This soup looks amazing! We have zucchini and basil galore, so this is perfect! Can’t wait to see more posts from you too, your site and pictures are beautiful!!


    • Trisha says:

      Hi Kaycee! Thanks so much for checking out the site. I agree with you, Keturah’s pictures are beautiful. I am so thankful to have such a talented photographer friend that wants to photograph the food I make. :) I hope you enjoyed the recipe and used up your zucchini and basil! :)

  5. {beth} says:

    Which type of miso did you use? I’m excited to try this.

    • Trisha says:

      Hi Beth! Thanks for asking. I used brown rice miso, totally should have added that to the recipe. :) I hope you like the soup! :) Thanks for stopping by the site.

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