Chilled Zucchini Buttermilk Soup Chilled Zucchini Buttermilk Soup

Author: Canadian Living

Peeling the zucchini makes this soup a pretty pale green, but you could leave the skin on for more nutrients if you don't mind the dark green specks.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : August 2009


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 shallots thinly sliced
  • 4 zucchinis peeled and cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill
  • 3/4 cups buttermilk


In large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat; sauté shallots until softened, about 2 minutes.

Add zucchini, lemon rind, salt and pepper; cook, stirring, until zucchini is softened, about 5 minutes.

Add broth and 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) water; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until zucchini is tender, about 5 minutes. Let cool slightly. Add dill.

In blender, purée soup until smooth. Strain into large bowl. Let cool in refrigerator. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.) Whisk in buttermilk. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

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Chilled Zucchini Buttermilk Soup