Friday, August 21, 2009

Got Zucchini?

Last week, one of the women I work with brought me a couple of zucchini from her garden. In exchange, I gave her my recipes for Zucchini Loaf and Zucchini Soup. One of the zucchinis was sliced up and sauteed as a side dish with fish (John loved that recipe!); the other was turned into Zucchini Soup today.

Because it wasn't very busy at work, I'm home; that gave me the opportunity to do some cooking, something I've been wanting to do, but have been too tired for. Today, however, is the perfect day for preparing a couple of hot weather dishes (not that it's cooler out, it's just that I have the time and the energy today)!

This zucchini soup recipe is a light, fresh, tasty soup that can be served hot or cold. Personally, I prefer my soups hot, but I know that cold soup can go down quite nicely on a hot day. I got the recipe many years ago from one of my sisters-in-law, but I've made it my own. I found the original recipe a little on the boring side, so I added a few flavour-enhancing ingredients.

If you want it, the recipe is in the side bar. Feel free to download it, try it, and let me know what you think. If there's interest, I'll even post the Zucchini Loaf recipe. Now, on to making Spanakopita, one of our favourite summertime meals! I'll get John to make his yummy tzatziki when he gets home.

So, what's YOUR favourite zucchini recipe?


  1. Bedankt voor het recept!!
    Ik heb heel veel soorten courgettes op de tuin en kan zo'n leuk en lekker nieuw recept goed gebruiken!

  2. I've used zucchini in many ways, but never exactly like that. I just might try it. Of course, this year I'll have to BUY the zucchin, since my plant is still under 6" high! hahaha


  3. Yes, I have zucchini. Tonight I'm just going to slice them and dip them in seasoned flour and fry them. I have just printed out a recipe for a chocolate zucchini bread so intend to make that soon too.