Zuppa di Zucchini al Basilica - Zucchini Soup with Basil

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serves 6


Ingredients for the soup:
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, finely chipped
1 1/2 lb courgettes, any variety of zucchini or summer squash, sliced
2 potatoes, diced
12 large basil leaves, finely chopped
2 1/2 pints chicken or vegetable stock
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
salt and pepper


Heat the oil in a deep heavy-based saucepan and fry the onion and over a low heat until soft but not colored.

Add the courgettes, mix well and sweat over low heat for another 5 minutes.

Add the potatoes and basil to the pan and stir over a mode rate heat for 3-4 minutes then add the stock. bring slowly to a boil, cover the pan and simmer over a moderate heat for 10 minutes. puree the soup with a stick blender, if desired. serve warm or chilled.