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Zucchini Corn Soup: A Healthy Recipe

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Heat 1.5T extra virgin olive oil in a stockpot. Add 1 sliced yellow onion, 1 cubed potato, 1 quartered zucchini; saute until zucchini and potatoes begin to brown and onions are translucent. Stir in 2 cloves of chopped garlic, 1t ground cumin, 1 ear of sweet corn, 3c vegetable broth, and salt to taste. Simmer for 15-20 mins until potatoes are fork-tender. Serve immediately.

This recipe is relatively simple and it contains foods that are familiar: corn, potatoes, onions.

This soup is definitely comforting. It’s also not what I would consider a “heavy soup”, it has a light broth base. It’s perfect year around and any extra can be frozen and reheated with yummy results.

Ingredients (serves 2-3)

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 large zucchini, quartered
  • 1 large Idaho potato, cut into 1″x 1″ pieces
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 ear of sweet corn, kernels cut off with a serrated knife
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • Salt, to taste

Directions

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet and add the sliced onion, quartered zucchini, and potato and heat over high heat for 5 minutes until the zucchini and potato begin to brown and the onions began to turn translucent
  • Next, add the chopped garlic, cumin, and corn and cook for 1-2 more minutes, stirring continuously to prevent garlic from burning
  • Add vegetable stock and salt, bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer for 15-20 minutes until potatoes are tender enough to pierce with a fork
  • Serve immediately

Recipe adapted from Easy Vegan cookbook.

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Amy Good
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My name is Amy! and I'm a Registered Dietitian that practices a holistic view of health. I like to consider the many different facets of our lives when trying to help others achieve their health and wellness goals.

Amy Good
Expert

My name is Amy! and I'm a Registered Dietitian that practices a holistic view of health. I like to consider the many different facets of our lives when trying to help others achieve their health and wellness goals.