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Zucchini Soup

In Food, Recipes on October 10, 2011 at 7:25 pm

Los Angeles can’t decide if it’s autumn or summer—this past week has seen everything from torrential downpour to 90-degree weather. The farmers markets are clearly in the summer camp. We’re still getting tomatoes, zucchini, strawberries and corn. Even peaches! I had quite a bit of zucchini left over from my CSA farm bag this week and remembered a soup I used to make from a recipe I pulled from the San Francisco Chronicle over a decade ago. It is quite simply delicious—the perfect amount of tangy-savory with a little hit of cinnamon sweet. I hope you enjoy, too, whether it’s rain or shine.

Zucchini Soup

1 lb zucchini, chopped in large pieces

2 cups of low sodium chicken stock

2/3 cup chopped yellow onion

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon olive oil

2/3 cup lowfat buttermilk

Salt, to taste

Garnish with chopped cilantro (optional)

In a pot, bring zucchini and chicken stock to boil. Allow to simmer, covered, for 6-8 minutes, or until zucchini is soft. Meanwhile, in a frying pan, sauté onion, cumin and cinnamon in  olive oil until onions are soft. In a blender, puree zucchini and stock with onions. Return to pot and stir in buttermilk. Garnish with cilantro