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.

15 comments:

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

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

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

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  3. I'm making it this weekend.

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

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

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

    Cheers

    Donna

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

    Jennie

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

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