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Creamy Basil Zucchini Soup

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Serves 4 to 6 | Prep Time 15 | Cook Time 30


1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 lbs. zucchini, sliced 1/4 inch thick
4 cups chicken broth
1 cup loosely packed basil leaves, washed and stemmed
2 Tbsp. whole greek yogurt, sour cream or creme fraiche + more for garnish
1/4 - 1/2 tsp. chili powder + more for garnish

Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.

Add onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.

Add zucchini and cook another 2 minutes.

Add chicken broth and basil.

Reduce heat to a simmer and cook 20 minutes.

Puree the soup with an immersion blender or in a blender, in batches.

Add 2 Tbsp. yogurt/or other and chili powder.

Season with salt to taste.

Reheat gently.

Divide soup among bowls and garnish each with some yogurt/or other, and a sprinkle of chili powder.

per 1 1/2-cup serving: 101 cal., 45% (45 cal.) from fat; 5.5 g protein; 5 g fat (1.7 g sat.); 11 g carbo. (2.5 g fiber); 440 mg sodium; 4.7 mg chol.

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