Thursday, July 19, 2012

Zucchini and Lentil Soup

Zucchini & Lentil Soup
Has anyone ever noticed how quick zucchinis grow?

I watered the garden one morning and noticed there were a couple of small zucchinis growing.  The next day I had to leave home early and only got around to watering the garden in the dark that evening.  Then came morning (basically 2 days later).  I went out to water my garden and I couldn't believe my eyes.  The zucchinis grew tremendously!

So what did I do with these 2 massive zucchinis?  Well, I took one and made a huge pot of soup based on nothing but experience.  At the end, I thought about adding vermicelli noodles, but as the package was sitting in my hands, I decided I didn't want to add  a starchy carb.  I needed a protein instead.  Lentils!  That's what I added and boy was this ever amazing!

I'll tell you what I did with the other zucchini on another day.  
1 super large Zucchini
1 Onion
1 Vegetable bouillon
4 Potatoes
2 Tomatoes
1 Yam (Sweet Potato)
2 cups Green Lentils


  1. I remember, when I had a garden, I was overrun with zucchini. As a result, my repertoire includes a zillion zucchini recipes. Must admit, I never thought to combine them with lentils in a soup. (made a cold zucchini soup, though.)

  2. YUMMY I love it Ellen we were kinda on the same page today with out posts I made Chile Verde Enchilada Soup well they are both soup I am gonna have to try this one!

  3. I could go for some of this right now! Looks delish

  4. I wish my zucchini's would grow! They've been blossoms for what feels like a month! As soon as they grow into real zucchinis I'm making this!

  5. zucchinis are always the most plentiful in the garden, have to find so many recipes to use them all up. i can only eat so many loaves of zucchini bread but i really do love that stuff

  6. This is in my save file ready to go next time I buy zucchini...yum!

  7. Maravilloso plato reconfortante me encantan las lentejas,abrazos hugs,hugs.

  8. Hey Miss cutness you gonna be a part of the blog hop agian tomorrow?

  9. That looks like a hearty and very nice soup! Thanks for sharing!

  10. I love lentil soups and this addition of zucchini looks really yummy!

  11. thank you for giving me another use for zucchini! those things go from zero to nothing, i swear! and love the lentils in there, yum!

  12. Picking lentils was a great choice. Perfectly paired with zucchinis in this hearty soup! :)

  13. I love this how you keep adding recipes to the blog hop! Maybe we could do a Blog Recipe Hop and have everyone post there fav recipes? What is your email address so we can chat?

    1. mine is
      email me when you get a chance!

  14. ooh yum! I've been looking for more recipes with zucchinis, since they are popping up like crazy in my garden. Following you now via GFC :)