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Tomato Zucchini Soup

 Tomato Zucchini Soup
"When there's an abundance of zucchini in our garden, I know it's time for this fresh-tasting soup," notes Mrs. R.C. Friend of Lynden, Washington.
8 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 pounds zucchini, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream or milk

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute onion, celery, garlic and green pepper in
  • oil until tender. Add zucchini, tomatoes, broth, basil and thyme;
  • bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20-30 minutes
  • or until the vegetables are tender. Stir in cream; heat through.
  • Serve hot or cold. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 98 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 409 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat.