Zucchini & Thyme Soup
Prep: 5 mins
Total: 25 mins
"Sautéed zucchini, caramelized onions, and garlic pureed into a creamy soup and seasoned with thyme"
If you've ever thought zucchini is boring, flavorless, blah blah blah, think again! The combination of zucchini and thyme is a match made in heaven and brings out all the feels on those cold, snowy nights. This soup is creamy, rich, and full of flavor to keep you cozy and satisfied.
I recommend serving this for lunch with a side salad or sandwich or as an appetizer with dinner. You could also serve this with some toasty garlic bread to create the perfect meal. If you are looking for ways to get more vegetables into your diet or some added nutrients, soups are a great option! This recipe rotates through our home on a regular basis.
Zucchini/ 2 large
Yellow Onion/ 1 medium
Garlic/ 4 cloves
Vegetable Broth/ 1 ½ to 2 cups
Thyme/ 1 tsp
Salt/ 1 tsp
Black Pepper/ ½ tsp
Olive Oil/ 1 tbsp
Optional: Parmesan Cheese (for topping)
- Dice zucchini into medium size pieces. Leave peel on.
- Dice onion into medium size pieces.
- Roughly chop garlic
In a medium size stock pot, add 1 tbsp olive oil, chopped garlic, and diced onions. Sauté over medium heat for 5 mins. Stir frequently.
Once onions are slightly translucent, add diced zucchini, 1 tsp salt, ½ tsp black pepper, and 1 tsp thyme. Sauté over medium heat for 5 mins. Stir frequently.
Add 1 ½ cup vegetable broth to the stock pot and continue to cook the zucchini for 10 more mins with lid on. Leave heat on medium and stir once in between. Zucchini should be soft and cooked through.
Add the sautéed zucchini and onion mixture into the blender and puree completely. Pour the soup back into the stock pot and taste. At this point, you can add an additional ½ cup of vegetable broth if you prefer a thinner consistency. This soup should have a thicker consistency than most soups.
Heat the soup for a final 2-3 mins so that it is warm and plate into your desired bowls.
Top with grated parmesan (optional) and serve with a side of garlic bread. ENJOY!
- This recipe makes two full bowls of soup. If you enjoy having seconds, I recommend doubling this recipe.