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Spinach-Zucchini Soup

This light soup is full of sunny flavors like lemon, zucchini, and mint.



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1 ½ Tbs. olive oil
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1 large onion, diced (2 cups)
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1 medium zucchini, cut into ¾-inch pieces (2 cups)
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2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
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1 ½ cups cooked white beans, such as cannellini, or 1 15-oz. can white beans, rinsed and drained
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4 cups baby spinach (4 oz.)
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2 Tbs. lemon juice
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2 tsp. grated lemon zest
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4 tsp. finely chopped mint leaves


Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Sauté onion 3 to 5 minutes, or until translucent. Add zucchini, and cook 8 minutes more, or until vegetables are well browned. Add vegetable broth and 2 cups water, and bring to a boil. Stir in beans and spinach, and return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 5 minutes, or until spinach is wilted. Stir in lemon juice, zest, and mint. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Information: 

6 g
Total Fat: 
4 g
Saturated Fat: 
<1 g
21 g
0 mg
189 mg
6 g
4 g
Serves 6

Comments on this Recipe

By Reyna Sabillón on September 26,2011: I prepared it at once.It was delicious,thanks a lot for sharing it.

To be honest I didn't hold much hope for this recipe and the combo of ingredients, but it was actually a delicious and well balanced soup. A perfect summer soup!

Everybody in my family raved about this soup. I used basil instead of mint because that's what I happened to have on hand. Used a can of butter beans & a can of cannellini (rinsed) DELICIOUS, will definitely be making this again & again.

Really good! A delicious and fresh summer soup.

surprisingly delicious and light but satisfying.

I added cooked quinoa at the end. Good, filling, easy and fast to make.

Absolutely fabulous! Fresh wonderful flavors and filling.

Wonderful combination of flavors. Fresh, delicious and filling soup. I loved it! Thanks for a great recipe.

Yum!! So easy. My husband requested that this recipe go in the "frequently cooked" folder!

I really wasn't sure how this recipe would turn out, but it was delicious! And so easy to make. I also added cooked quinoa. The soup had great flavor and was very satisfying. Perfect for lunch.

This soup turned out wonderfully. It was perfect for a warm, sunny day. Pleasantly surprised!

made this new years eve with veg paella. very complementary. soup was rather bland immediately upon completion, but added more salt&amp;pepper and let it cool...delish! also added additional lemon juice to taste.

This one of my favorite soups. I add cooked quinoa at the end as suggested by another comment below. It's perfect and a whole meal!

Absolutely delicious