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Herbed Summer Squash Soup Recipe

Herbed Summer Squash Soup Recipe

They’re everywhere: trumpeting from bins in the market, overflowing from grocery store shelves–those fabulous squashes in shades of yellow and green. If you have a garden, you’ve probably got more than you can handle. If you have a neighbor with a garden, you’ve probably received some as a gift. What to do with all this abundance? Cook up a batch of this great, simple soup, flavored with herbs, and with a hint of cheese for added calcium and creaminess.

Herbed Summer Squash Soup is good chilled or warm, whichever you fancy. Add a loaf of crusty bread and you have an earthy and delicious supper.


3 cups good-quality vegetable broth
3 medium summer squash or zucchini, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill, or 1 teaspoon dried
3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste

1. In a medium saucepan, place broth, squash, and dill and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to simmer and cook, uncovered, until squash is tender, between 7 and 10 minutes.

2. In a blender or food processor, puree in batches until smooth, then return soup to the pan and reheat over medium-high. Slowly add the cheese, stirring, until it is melted and incorporated into the soup.

3. Season with salt and pepper to taste. May be served warm or chilled.

Serves 4.

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By Cait Johnson, author of Witch In the Kitchen (Inner Traditions, 2001).

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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11:04AM PDT on Jul 4, 2013

Sounds good,thanks for sharing

7:24AM PDT on Mar 18, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

2:03AM PST on Feb 25, 2013

Thank you :)

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8:50AM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

Sounds great - thanks for posting.

12:21AM PDT on Jul 4, 2011

That recipe sounds good. Thanks for sharing.

12:57AM PDT on Mar 14, 2011

Thank you. I will try this next week!

12:24AM PST on Feb 13, 2011

Thanks for the article.

11:10AM PST on Jan 25, 2010


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