ZUCCHINI SOUP WITH LIMA BEANS
4 small or 3 large zucchini sliced or cubed (approx. 3 cups)
2 medium onions chopped (approx 3 cups)
4 tablespoons olive oil
6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 cup 10 oz. frozen pkg. Baby lima beans
1 cup frozen green peas
finely chopped fresh parsley and basil
salt and pepper to taste
sour cream (optional garnish)
In 4 quart sauce pan, sauté onions and zucchini in oil until limp. Add chicken or vegetable broth and chopped parsley and basil and bring to a boil.
Add baby lima beans and green peas and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer 25-30 minutes until vegetables are soft.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Puree’ in blender. Reheat as necessary before serving. Can be strained through a sieve for a smoother soup. Garnish w/sour cream. Freezes well. Serves 6-8.