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CREAMY MINTED ZUCCHINI SOUP with tomatoes and white beans

 

Creamy minted zucchini soup with tomato and white beansI love the texture of cream soup, but I find dairy products difficult to digest. I also need to minimize my calorie intake wherever I can, so I came up with the idea of cooking a small amount of rice with into soup to be pureed to thicken the broth and emulate “creaminess.” This is particularly effective with vegetables that tend to make a thin soup such as zucchinis. The minty flavor was inspired by a soup I enjoyed in Turkey.

3 medium zucchinis

1 onion

3 cloves garlic

2 tablespoons short grained rice

1.5 litres chicken stock

1 cup milk (I use Bonsoy)

2 tomatoes finely diced

1 can cannellini beans drained and rinsed

1 tablespoon dried mint

Salt and paper to taste

Wash and roughly chop the zucchinis into chunks. Roughly chop the onion and smash the garlic cloves after removing the skins. Put the zucchinis, onion, garlic, rice and stock into a pot, bring to the boil then cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Puree the zucchini mixture until smooth then stir in the milk, cannellini beans, mint and tomato. Reheat, season with salt and pepper to taste. Makes about 2 litres of soup.

About ladyredspecs

I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs

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This entry was posted on May 2, 2012 by in Food, Gluten Free, Light Savoury Dishes, Main Meals, Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian and tagged , , , , , .
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