Mexican Zucchini Soup

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceLouise Bishop (1991)
Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
30 minutes
Total time
45 minutes

Ingredients

1 1⁄3 c
onion (small, chopped)
1 1⁄2 t
butter or margarine
2 c
Chicken or vegetable broth
2 c
zucchini (unpeeled, diced, 10 oz. or 2 small)
1 1⁄2 c
corn kernels (about 8 oz.)
2 T
green chilies or jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
1⁄2 t
salt (optional)
1⁄8 t
ground pepper
1 c
low-fat milk
2 oz
Monterey Jack cheese (cut into ¼-inch cubes)
 
minced parsley and ground nutmeg (for garnish)

Instructions

In a large saucepan, sauté the onion in the butter or margarine until it is tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in the broth, zucchini, corn, chilies, salt and pepper. Bring the soup to a boil, reduce the heat, cover the pan and cook the soup until the zucchini is tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the milk and heat the soup until it is hot, but not boiling. Remove the soup from the heat and stir in the cheese. Garnish with soup with parsley and nutmeg. Suggestion: Canned or frozen corn may be used, but in the summer, fresh corn from the cob is special. For hearty eaters, double the recipe and feel free to alter the quantities to suit. This is a healthful way to use some of the summer persistent zucchini!