Recipe courtesy of Recipes from the Kitchn
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/2 onion sliced
- 4 cloves garlic sliced thinly
- 2 medium zucchini
- 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- 1/4 tsp powdered ginger
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
Melt the butter in a heavy 4-quart pot over medium heat. When it foams, add the sliced garlic and onions and cook on medium-low heat for about 10 minutes, or until the onion is soft and translucent. Keep the heat low enough that the garlic doesn’t brown; you want everything to sweat.
When the onions are soft, add the zucchini and cook until soft. Add the broth and bring to a simmer. Simmer at a low heat for about 45 minutes.
Let cool slightly, then blend with an immersion blender until creamy, or transfer to a standing blender to puree. Be very careful if you use the latter; only fill the blender half full with each batch, and hold the lid down tightly with a towel.
Taste and season with ginger, salt and pepper. Like most soups, this is significantly better after a night in the refrigerator to let the flavors meld.