summer is here, now here come the zukes. whether you're growing them yourself or being bombarded by neighbors just giving them away, this soup will help you make good use of them.
1 large onion, copped
2 Tbsp olive oil
3 medium zucchinis or 2 large, chopped
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 tsp salt
pepper to taste
1/2 cup half and half
1. sauté onion in oil over medium heat until tender - about 8 minutes. add zucchini, salt and pepper, and stir in with onion. add broth, bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
2. transfer to a blender and puree just until chunky. stir in half and half.
3. garnish with shredded cheese if desired.
you can also add a little crumbled bacon for extra protein and flavor.