Thursday, August 9, 2012

Zucchini soup with corn salsa

It is that time of year again...Summer squash! I picked up a zucchini from the vegetable stand the other day. This thing was as big as a new born baby. I joked about dressing it up like one to my daughter Ocean. She was disappointed that I didn't.

At first I was thinking about muffins or a loaf, because that is what I usually make with it.  I googled some  recipes and it seemed like soup was a popular choice. I also read that corn pairs nicely with it and since I had some fresh corn on the cob on hand...I thought I would give it a try.

So glad I did, we gobbled this up for lunch! The salsa really makes this soup work. I used the corn husks in the soup broth when it was cooking, just to give it a bit more corny flavour.

Zucchini soup with corn salsa

1 onion- small diced
2 cloves garlic- minced
8 cups zucchini- chopped
1/4 tsp ground cumin
5 cups water
1 small potato- peeled and chopped
sea salt
freshly ground pepper
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
handful of fresh spinach
6-8 leaves fresh basil

Sauté onion, garlic and zucchini until soft. Add cumin. Cover with water, add potato and bring to a boil. When almost done add spinach and basil. Blend in batches until smooth.

Corn salsa

1 cup of corn- steamed slightly
1 tomato- small diced
1/4 cup red onion- small diced
3 tbsp fresh cilantro- roughly chopped
sea salt- to taste
1 tsp lime juice

Mix everything together in a small bowl.


  1. that corn salsa looks INCREDIBLE!! oh my gosh yum!

  2. This looks so delicious. Yummy!

  3. I've never tried zucchini soup before, it looks super yummy!

    1. You should! Especially now...its zucchini heaven out there!

  4. I'm making it this weekend.

  5. What a lovely soup! Oh, and the corn salsa looks amazing! Just put it on my "to do" list :)

    1. Thanks Andra! I know those to-do lists very well..mine is HUGE.

  6. I made it, and it was delicious. Thanks Kirsten. I need the inspiration from time-to-time.



  7. Yum! Makenna is napping so I am checking our your site for inspiration! Will definitely try this one :)


    1. I had a nice time at the beach with you the other day. This is a yummy soup..simone liked it :)