July 13, 2009

Summer Squash Soup

We wanted to make a meal using a few fresh vegetables. I found a delicious summer squash soup that turned out to be quite refreshing and tasty. It's very simple and actually a Cooking Light recipe so it's even healthy.

6 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

3 cups water
2 1/4 cups uncooked farfalle (about 6 ounces bow tie pasta)
2 cups finely chopped yellow squash
2 cups finely chopped zucchini
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil

Bring broth and water to a boil in a Dutch oven. Add pasta, and cook 8 minutes or until almost tender. Add squash and the next 7 ingredients (through pepper). Reduce heat, and simmer 4 minutes or until pasta is done and squash is tender. Sprinkle with cheese and basil.

1 comment:

Chef Tom said...

Squash is my favorite and I've yet to try a soup with it. Looks good.