Zucchini and Basil Soup | Connie Costello Health Coach

Zucchini and Basil Soup

Zucchini

Ingredients:

  • Serves 4
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 zucchini sliced with skin on
  • 6 cups of vegetable broth (or 4 cups broth + 2 cups water)
  • Cashew Cream (optional, recipe to follow)
  • Small handful of fresh basil
  • Salt & pepper

In a large saucepan heat oil over medium high heat add the onion and garlic with a little salt. Once the mixture starts to brown a little (about 7-10 minutes) add the zucchini and sauté for 3-5 minutes more.

Add the vegetable broth and lower the heat a little. Let the flavors meld and the zucchini soften – 15 – 20 minutes.

Puree mixture and then strain through a fine mesh strainer back into your pot. Stir in the cream and basil and then season with salt and pepper.

Cashew Cream

  • ½ cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
  • ½ – ¾ cup water

Soak cashews overnight, then drain and rinse them. Place in blender with enough water to cover a little over the top of the cashews. Puree until smooth. Add more water to create the consistency of heavy cream. You may strain the cream through a mesh strainer to remove any coarse pieces.

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