If you’re looking for a healthy soup that’s loaded with flavor, you’re going to love this zucchini soup.

Zucchini Soup

Inspired by Mom

The recipe is inspired by my mom who is known for her soups. Whenever Mike and I visit her in Minnesota, she always has a new soup or two waiting for us. I was skeptical when she said she had made zucchini soup. It sounds healthy, which is good, but I wondered if it would be kind of bland.


Zucchini Soup

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The Secret Ingredient

This soup is far from bland. My mom told me her secret ingredient that boosted the flavor of this soup to another level.


It gives the soup an unexpected kick that will keep you coming back for more.

My Vitamix

This soup is also so smooth and creamy in texture, but it’s 100% dairy free. I thank my Vitamix for always helping me create this type of smooth consistency with soups. You can also use an immersion blender to get this consistency.

The Garnish

I like to drizzle this soup with olive oil and the Vudoo Seasoning by Spice Merchants.

Food Styling Tip: Be sure the soup is hot when you drizzle the olive oil on top. Then, use a knife in an “S” formation to create some swirls with the oil. This technique makes for a very pretty presentation.

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger
  • 3 large zucchini, chopped
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • Optional: Olive oil for garnish
  • Optional: Chopped cilantro for garnish
  • Optional: Voodoo Seasoning by Spice Merchants


  1. Sauté the olive oil, onion and garlic over medium heat for a couple of minutes.
  2. Add the pepper and the ginger and continue to stir.
  3. Add the zucchini and the chicken broth.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer until zucchini is softened, 45 minutes or so.
  5. Using a Vitamix or immersion blender, puree the zucchini until the soup is creamy and smooth.
  6. Garnish with pepper, olive oil, cilantro or other seasonings of your choice.

All images © Regan Baroni 2017.

  1. Raina Gallt says:

    Congratulations on the growth of your business and blog! Adding the travel portion is an intriguing treat to look forward to; I’m eager to view your continued adventures. We met at the DG Farmers’ Market shortly after your “leap of faith” to quit your job and go full time into your food photography; very inspiring!


    • Regan says:

      Hi Raina!

      Yes, I remember you! Thank you so much for commenting and for your continued support of my photography! I think it’s going to be an exciting year ahead… Hopefully, I’ll see you soon in DG! Happy New Year!

  2. Andrea says:

    The new layout looks great Regan. Hope 2017 brings your even more success and joy with your blog.

    • Regan says:

      Thank you so much, Andrea! I hope 2017 brings you much happiness and success too!

  3. I really love your blog, it has interesting content, Have a great day!

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