Quick and easy describes this simple zero points creamy zucchini soup. The six vegan ingredients are just literally thrown into a soup pot, covered with vegetable broth, brought to a boil , simmered for twenty minutes, blended ( immersion blender is easy) and served. Did I mention the soup is ZERO points on Weight Watchers!
It has a mild but soothing flavor that fits well with most meals. That beauty of this low calorie/ low carbohydrate zero smart point soup is that once it is prepared, you can enjoy it immediately just the way it is, or if you don't mind adding points, it can be served two different ways. Choose one!
Optional 2 extra points
1. Blend each bowl with 1/4 of a fresh avocado just before serving or
2 .Blend each bowl with 2 Tbsp. Greek yogurt before serving.
Either of the choices adds just 2 smart points to each serving but then produces a richer, creamy, satisfying soup that is still naturally gluten free ( what does naturally gluten free mean? ** see my notes below) . I
This zero smart points soup is perfect if you are in a hurry but want to serve a healthy meal. It cooks in just 20 minutes and freezes well. Eat some: Freeze some .
If you grow an abundance of zucchini in the summer, you now have another recipe to make and freeze. Pin it now for later.
Author: Judee Algazi at Gluten Free A-Z Blog
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 6 bowls
1/2 large onion, chopped or quartered
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 med-large zucchini
3 stalks of celery, sliced
1 and half cups of water
32 ounces of vegetable broth
Optional: 1/8 of an avocado per bowl or 2 Tablespoons of Greek yogurt per bowl
Topping: cucumber, tomato, and red onion chopped small
In a medium soup pot, add the onion, garlic, zucchini, celery, water and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat to a simmer and cover the pot. Simmer for 20 minutes or until vegetables are soft. Blend the soup and eat it just the way it is which is the way I like it ! Another option is to blend in an 1/8 of an avocado to the soup with immersion blender just before serving per bowl. I don't care for the taste of heated avocado - so after my soup is hot, I blend in the avocado just before serving. If you prefer to use the Greek yogurt add 6 Tablespoons of Greek yogurt to the soup and blend just before serving. Top with the chopped cucumber, tomato, and red onion.
Most unprocessed foods are naturally gluten free
1. Naturally Gluten Free ** Gluten is in only 3 ingredients : wheat, barley, rye and any processed products made from these ingredients ( ex: soy sauce, ) . Vegetables, fruit, meat, chicken, eggs, milk in their natural state are all "naturally gluten free". Therefore many real food recipes like this one are naturally gluten free because they are not processed and don't have anything added to them,. ( oats are gluten free, but because of cross contamination on the fields and in the processing factories- it is essential to buy only oats or oatmeal that is labeled gluten free) .
2. Are you following Weight Watchers? The basic soup recipe is Zero Smart Points
When you add the avocado or Greek Yogurt it becomes 2 Smart Points!!
Perfect for Passover
3. Looking for healthy Passover Recipes? Everything in this recipe is Kosher for Passover.. Perfect for a Passover spring brunch! It's also parve, making this recipe permissible for a regular Seder or the perfect choice for a vegetarian or vegan Passover Seder.