Zucchini Pesto Soup
from Commonsense Vegetarian, Murdoch Books, 2011.
‘Commonsense’ is the correct name for this cookbook. The recipes are good options for the home cook. There’s a wide selection to choose from mostly being quite easy to make, but with some other options for the cooks whose wishes to try something a little more challenging.
I was after a reasonably quick soup recipe so turned to this book to find one. The zucchini pesto soup looked interesting—and there was basil growing in the backyard.
The zucchini part was very easy; the pesto slightly more work but I often make pesto spag so could manage it without much thinking.
The soup was a pleasant one, though the flavour of the zucchinis was somewhat overtaken by that of the pesto. The zucchinis served to make the base and give it a slightly thick smoothness to which the pesto added its strong tang.
Ease of cooking: ✔✔✔✔