Zucchini Basil Soup





4 cups thinly sliced zucchini

1 medium onion, chopped

3 tablespoons butter

4 cups vegetable soup, preferably homemade

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

½ cup freshly-grated parmesan, optional

salt and pepper to taste






In a large saucepan, sauté chopped onion in butter until soft and translucent. Add zucchini, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

Add the rest of the ingredients, and purée right in the pot using an immersion blender. If  you are using a tabletop blender, be sure to cool soup slightly before blending).

Heat to simmering and serve. Yield: 4  servings.




 Supa Crema de Zucchini cu Busuioc 





1 ceapa medie tocat

4 cani zucchini taiat cubulete

3 linguri unt

4 cani supa de legume

1 lingura busuioc proaspat tocat

3 linguri de suc proaspat de lamaie

1/2 ceasca parmezan ras (optional)

sare si piper dupa gust






Caleste ceapa in untul topitpana se rumeneste putin.

Adauga supa de legume si cubuletele de zucchini.

Acopera vasul cu un capac si fierbe timp de 30 de minute

Adauga restul ingredientelor si mixeaza-le bine.


Se serveste calda cu crutoane sau cu branza rasa chedar!














  • Beautiful photos! And I really like your idea of using the zucchini as the soup bowl. Simple and elegant.

    September 25, 2011
    • Anka

      Thank you Christopher! I´m glad to hear you like my photos! Thanks for stopping by! 😀

      September 28, 2011
  • Am I correct, you don’t heat the soupbowl-zucchini so you can’t eat it?

    September 27, 2011
    • It´s up to you…if you like raw food you can eat it!

      September 28, 2011
  • Looks like so fresh and delicious!

    October 04, 2011
    • Farida, thank you very much for your comment!

      October 04, 2011
  • Balvinder

    Hi, I really like your blog. The title goes well with the pictures. You are artistic in taking photographs and presenting food.
    I used to do pencil sketching so I appreciate art!

    October 04, 2011
    • Thank you, Balvinder! I learn a little more about food photography with every post!

      October 04, 2011
  • This is a very tasty recipe. I love the way you presented this dish. Beautiful work!

    November 02, 2011
    • Thank you very much!

      November 02, 2011

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