Make Ahead Zucchini Soup Served Chilled Recipe | Sip Bite Go
Here’s an easy vegetable soup recipe with zucchini that you can serve to a crowd. This make-ahead zucchini soup served chilled is perfect for holidays, dinner appetizer soups, or brunch appetizers. Make it in under 30 minutes.
3Zucchinimedium, (diced in large chunkswith skin on)
1/2onion(diced in large chunks)
salt and pepper to taste
Heat a large pot on the stove to medium-high heat. Add zucchini, onion, garlic, and chicken broth. Once the liquid in the pot begins to boil, turn the heat down to medium or medium-low. The goal is to reduce the heat so the zucchini soup simmers. Cover and cook for 20 minutes. Once vegetables are soft, remove the pot from heat.
Let vegetable and broth mixture cool for 10-20 minutes in the soup pot, or transfer to a bowl. To serve warm, jump to the next step. To serve later or serve chilled: transfer cooled vegetables and broth (as is) to the refrigerator. Chill for at least one hour or overnight if possible. The longer, the better, as it will deepen the flavor of the soup.
Purée zucchini and vegetables in the broth with an immersion blender for about 1-2 minutes until smooth. Add in sour cream and blend to combine until color is consistently green throughout.
Serve soup in small cups topped with olive oil, cheese, herbs, salt and pepper as desired.
Do you peel zucchini for soup? No, you definitely don't have to. The skin will add to the deep green color and has flavor, so wash the zucchini and keep the skin on.
Substitute the sour cream with Greek yogurt or full-fat coconut milk.
Serving it chilled. If you choose to serve it warm, you can serve it right after pureeing it. Otherwise, make zucchini soup served chilled by transferring the pureed zucchini and vegetables to another bowl, or leaving it in the pan (after cooling down) and transferring to the fridge to cool for 1-2 hours, or overnight.
Top soup with croutons, diced vegetables, herbs, or cheese.
Let the flavors evolve. Aim to make zucchini soup between 2 hours and 1 day before serving to let all the tasty flavors do their thing and get better over time.