Vitamix Zucchini Soup Recipe
Makes 9 cups
½ cup Greek yogurt
Grated zest of 1 lemon
3 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
3 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup chopped yellow onion
1 garlic clove, peeled and halved
2 ½ pounds zucchini, diced
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
3 cups low sodium chicken broth
2 cups loosely packed spinach, washed and stemmed
Stir together yogurt, lemon zest, 1½ teaspoons each of basil and oregano in a small bowl. Set aside for garnish.
Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, for 4 minutes or until softened. Add zucchini, salt, pepper, and remaining 1 ½ teaspoons each basil and oregano. Cook until the zucchini starts to release its liquid, 10 to 12 minutes.
Add the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes.
Ladle half of the hot mixture into the Vitamix container, add 1 cup of the spinach, and secure the lid. Select Variable 1. Turn the machine on and slowly increase the speed to Variable 10, then to High. Blend for 1 minute.
Pour the pureed soup into a clean pot. Repeat with the remaining soup. Mix together both batches to combine, reheating if necessary.
Serve hot with a dollop of the yogurt garnish.
One cup is 70 calories, 3.5 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 8 g carbohydrates, 4 g sugar, 4 g protein, 2 g fiber, 310 mg sodium, 2 SmartPts
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