Best Mexican Zucchini Soup

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Mexican zucchini soup is a healthy low calorie soup recipe chocked full of vegetables that is super easy to make. The best part is, this delicious soup comes together in just 20 minutes. 

Why You’ll Love This Mexican Zucchini Soup

If you like soups, then you’ll love this flavorful soup. When it comes to easy healthy recipes, this one is pretty simple to make. It’s light, flavorful and the soup is chocked full of wonderful vegetables. 

Many people just think about making soup on a cold day, but this is the kind of recipe that you can make all year long. Even if it’s your first time making soup, it’s pretty hard to mess it up. The recipe is also a great way to use up leftover veggies. And if you get an abundance of zucchini in your garden this year, you’ll want to have this recipe on repeat.

The soup is also vegetarian friendly and can be eaten as a first course or main entree, with your preferred salad for a satisfying meal. 

Is This Recipe Healthy?

Absolutely! Especially if you follow this recipe instructions as is. I recommended using the best organic vegetables and ingredients that you can get. Thankfully, these veggies are packed with anti-inflammatory properties. 

Ingredients in Mexican Zucchini Soup Recipe

One of the best parts of this soup is the array of fresh ingredients. 

olive oil: Used for sautéing the vegetables and adding flavor to the soup.

onion : Provides a savory base flavor to the soup.

zucchini: Adds texture, bulk, and a mild, slightly sweet flavor to the soup.

bell pepper: Enhances the color, sweetness, and overall flavor profile of the soup.

garlic: Adds depth of flavor and aroma to the soup.

white and yellow corn (frozen): Adds some natural sweetness as well as texture, and visual appeal. 

shredded carrots: Adds depth of flavor and aroma to the soup.

tomatoes (diced): Adds acidity, sweetness, and richness to the soup base. Tomatoes are a staple ingredient in many Mexican dishes.

oregano:  A classic herb that adds a earthy, slightly floral flavor to the soup.

cumin: Provides a warm, earthy, and slightly smoky flavor that is characteristic of many Mexican dishes.

garlic powder:  Enhances the garlic flavor in the soup and adds depth to the overall seasoning profile.

vegetable broth or chicken broth : Forms the liquid base of the soup and provides depth of flavor. It also helps to cook and soften the vegetables.

salt and pepper: Enhances the overall flavor of the soup by balancing the other ingredients and adding seasoning to taste.

fresh lime juice and chopped cilantro: Used for garnish 

​How to Make Mexican Zucchini Soup

  1. Heat olive oil in large pot. Sauté onion, zucchini and bell pepper and sauté for 3 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for one minute more. 
  2. Add the other ingredients the pot (excluding the lime and cilantro) 
  3. Stir well and simmer on medium-low heat for 20 minutes, stirring intermittently. 
  4. Garish with lime juice and fresh cilantro.

Additions and Substitutions

Spicy Soup

To make a spicier soup, feel free to add some chili powder to your desired spice level.  

Creamy Zucchini Soup 

​If you want even more variety, try making a creamy zucchini soup. Here are some ideas: 

  1. Coconut Milk: Coconut milk adds a creamy texture and a hint of sweetness to the soup. It also complements the spices commonly used in Mexican cuisine.
  2. Plain Greek Yogurt): dairy free or traditional): Stirring in some plain Greek yogurt just before serving will add creaminess and a slight tanginess to the soup. You’ll get some good probiotics too. 
  3. Cashew Cream: Soak raw cashews in water, then blend them until smooth to create a creamy cashew cream. Stir it into the soup for richness and creaminess.
  4. Blending Some of the Vegetables: Before adding the broth, remove a portion of the cooked vegetables from the soup, blend them until smooth, and then return them to the pot. This will naturally thicken the soup and create a creamy texture.
  5. Potato: Adding a peeled and diced potato to the soup while it simmers will help thicken it and contribute to a creamy texture when blended.
  6. Mashed Avocado: Mash ripe avocado and stir it into the soup just before serving. Avocado adds creaminess and a subtle flavor that tastes great with the Mexican spices.
Yield: 6

Mexican Zucchini Soup

Mexican Zucchini Soup

Mexican zucchini soup is a healthy soup recipe chocked full of vegetables that is super easy to make. The best part is, this delicious soup comes together in just 20 minutes. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 diced yellow onion
  • 1 medium zucchini (chopped)
  • 1 bell pepper, diced (yellow, green or red)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 bag frozen white and yellow corn (10oz)
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano or 1 tsp tsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • fresh lime juice and chopped fresh cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot. Add onions, zucchini, and bell pepper.
  2. Sauté along with all other ingredients and seasonings (excluding cilantro and lime).
  3. Cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  4. Stir intermittently.
  5. Give the soup a generous and top with fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime.

Notes

Can use vegetable broth or chicken broth.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 119Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 0mgSodium 3285mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 2gSugar 5gProtein 3g

Nutrition information isn't always always accurate.

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