Zucchini Soup

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Caroline Geiger has sold me on this delicious soup from a Catalan cookbook by Carme Ruscalleda, the only female chef to receive 5 Michelin stars. This is my healthier version.

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 3-4

Preparation time:
Cooking time:

Dietary guidance: v n g 

Tags: soup · side · appetizer ·

Ingredients

about 1/3 C olive oil

about 2-3 large leeks, chopped, white and pale green parts only

about 4 medium zucchinis/ 1 gigantic zucchini, chopped, with skins

about 4 C boiling water

splash vinegar

splash suga/stevia

sea salt to taste

1 C skim milk

about 3/4 C plain greek yogurt, mixed with 2 teaspoons corn starch

Method

1. Cook leeks in 1/4 C olive oil in large pot on med to low heat until soft and slightly caramelized.

2. Add zucchinis and water, cook until zucchini is soft and liquid has reduced.

3. Puree with immersion blender.

4. Add vinegar, sugar, salt. Cook for another 5 min or so, until flavors have melded.

5. When soup has creamy consistency and mellow flavor, take off heat. Add corn starch-yogurt mixture.

6. Serve hot or cold, drizzled with olive oil.

Optional toppings include grated cheese, thinly sliced zucchinis sliced and sauteed with salt but no oil/butter, croutons, swirled yogurt, or whatever else you fancy.

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