First, I must say that it’s wonderful to be home and I am so proud of my little family for doing such an amazing job of keeping the blog and my Facebook page up and running in my absence! Now on to some food – Summer Squash Soup!!
Jaden’s response to this dish, “It’s way better than it looks; it’s actually delicious!” Almost 4 year old Rowan’s comment was, “This soup is yummy!” The teenager Coby’s thoughts, “Really good mom!” I have to agree with Jaden, this soup is deceivingly tasty despite it’s crazy green hue. It’s now officially my new favorite soup at the moment and next time I’ll add some shredded chicken on top to make it a meal all on it’s own!
My inspiration for this summer squash soup was brought on by the abundance of summer squash we have been receiving from our CSA and I needed a new way to eat up our end of summer bounty.
Here is the recipe!
Summer Squash Soup
3 large zucchinis or other summer squash, cut into large chunks
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
2 medium sized leeks, diced
3 tablespoons grass fed butter or clarified butter (or another cooking oil of your choice)
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
1. In a pressure cooker add the zucchini and chicken broth and bring up to pressure. Cook for 2-3 minutes, remove from heat and immediately run the pressure cooker and cold water until the pressure is realeased. If you do not have a pressure cooker, simply boil the zucchini in the chicken broth in a covered pot until the zucchini is soft.
2. While the zucchini is cooking, melt the butter in a soup pot and start sauteing the diced leeks. Once the leeks are soft, add the garlic and saute for another 2-3 minutes.
3. Add the cooked zucchini and the cooking liquid into a food processor. Add about half the garlic and leek mixture to the food processor as well and blend until totally smooth.
4. Add the blended soup back to the remaining leek and garlic mixture in the soup pot and bring to a simmer.
5. Season with sea salt and black pepper to taste and serve (I even added another couple tablespoons of grass fed butter at the end as well for some extra flavor and fat)!
As always, enjoy!