Baby, it’s hot outside.

31 degrees of celsius. Are you thinking what I am thinking? Actually I am thinking Bora Bora islands, so I guess no. 

Now that summer is here one of my favorite dishes is cold soup for hot days. A bowl of chilled soup is cool, refreshing, colorful, and loaded with seasonal veggies, it is a perfect way to beat the heat.

For this refreshing cold soup you will need only one basic ingredient: zucchini.

Start cooking the recipe today in order to eat it the next day as a cold soup.

The ingredients you will need are:

  • 2 zucchinis, trimmed and cut crosswise into thirds
  • 2 tb olive oil
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil
  • 50 gr roasted pine nuts
  • salt
  • freshly grounded pepper
  • lemon

Heat a medium pot over medium high heat and add olive oil. Meanwhile, trim and chop the zucchinis. When the oil is hot, add the zucchinis and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Add water and raise heat to bring to a boil then reduce heat to maintain a steady simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until zucchini is very tender, about 5 to 10 minutes.

In a blender add roasted pine nuts, basil and some olive oil. Add the mixture to the pot and stir.

Working in batches if necessary, whirl soup in a blender or food processor until very smooth (at least 1 minute per batch).

Put pureed soup in a large bowl or sealable container. Cover and chill for a night in the fridge.


zucchini soup

When ready to serve, stir in yogurt and add salt and lemon to taste (note that soup requires a sprinkle of pepper or pepper flakes, if you like). I have added some parmesan too, I cannot say no to parmesan.








  1. Eva@L.E.EBakers says:

    Yum! Cold soup is a must in the summer here in Arizona, it’s been between 110 and 122 for the past two weeks!

  2. Soul Gifts says:

    I love parmesan too. Even put it into scrambled eggs. Not too sure about chilled soup though – it just doesn’t seem right! I know that’s totally weird, ‘cos it tastes nice. Guess I equate soup with winter, hot and comforting, and filling. With freshly baked bread 🙂
    Thank you, Teti, for the follow of my blog. Wishing you an abundance of goodness

    • Teti says:

      Hi Raili, as you can see I have a huge crush on parmesan!Putting parmesan on scrambled eggs is a great idea!I’ll try it the next time I make some!Thank you for commenting on my posts and for following! 🙂

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