Zucchini Soup Recipe

    zucchini soup in a bowl

    This zucchini soup, also known as courgette soup in some parts of the world, is a delicious vegetable soup recipe that’s perfect for using summer zucchini at its prime.

    While this version isn’t technically a cream of zucchini soup recipe, we’d still consider calling this a creamy zucchini soup as it’s just as silky and luxurious as one. The puréed nature of the zucchini makes this soup thick, similar to the way a pumpkin soup recipe or a potato soup recipe would be.

    The lack of cream, however, makes this zucchini soup very healthy. It also makes the soup light enough to work as a summer lunch or an appetizer for a dinner party. All you need to make this soup is a saucepan and a blender, and this zucchini soup recipe is ready in no time.

    This zucchini soup is vegetarian but if you’re looking to make it vegan-friendly, swap out the unsalted butter for margarine or olive oil. For other vegan-friendly soups, check out our Moroccan lentil soup recipe here.


    Cook time: 30 minutes
    Prep time: 5 minutes
    Idle time:



    1. Add the butter and olive oil to a large saucepan and warm over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add the onion and garlic; sauté until the onion is translucent. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
    2. To the saucepan, add the sliced zucchini and give everything a stir. Cook for about 10 minutes until the zucchini is tender and softened.
    3. Pour in the vegetable stock with 1 1/2 cups of water and bring the mixture to a simmer. Let the zucchini simmer in this liquid for about 10 minutes until its very tender.
    4. Transfer the zucchini mixture in the saucepan to a blender or food processor. Blend until the mixture is puréed, then transfer back into the saucepan. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, then stir everything to combine. Serve hot or cold with zucchini garnish.

    Additional information

    Recipe adapted from foodandwine.com

    Born and raised in Southern California, Beeta has embraced a healthy lifestyle focused on farm-to-table cooking, natural products, and wellness routines. When she's not writing up recipes or discussing the latest natural living trends, Beeta enjoys spending time trying new restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and relaxing at home with her furry companion.