Tis the season for armfuls of zucchini, and this is a delicious way to put them to good use.
Zucchini Tomato Soup
8 cups zucchini, chopped
2 large onions chopped
5 large tomatoes chopped
1 tsp sugar
8 cups chicken stock
4-5 cloves garlic passed through garlic press
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp coarse salt
½ cup chopped basil, ¼ cup chopped oregano, ¼ chopped parsley, OR 1 tsp of each in dried form
150 ml tomato paste
black pepper and nutmeg to taste
Sauté chopped onion in some oil then add the zucchini. When softened a bit, add garlic and chopped tomatoes. Add the seasonings and chicken stock. Simmer 15-20 minutes. Puree with an immersion blender.
This makes quite a lot and freezes very well.