With cold weather on the way, it’s a great time to start introducing more and more hot dishes into our weekly routine. And who doesn’t love a great homemade cream for a midday meal or quick weeknight dinner?
That’s why today we’re bringing you this recipe for a classic cream of zucchini! Since zucchini contains 95% water, it’s perfect for anyone looking to eat healthy or stick to a diet, as its caloric content is very low.
In addition, zucchini’s most important benefit is its ability to protect the cardiovascular system. So, there’s no excuse to avoid this delicious recipe! One of the great things about creams is that, in addition to being healthy and nutritious, they can be enjoyed year-round since we can serve them hot or cold.
Feel free to switch up a few of the ingredients; some people might use a couple of potatoes or leeks, and other might decide to leave out the cheese. Our option is as follows:
You can grab the vegetables off of our original FRUITWALL fruit bowlWhat do you think of how we’ve decorated it for our recipe?
- 6 large zucchinis
- 1 large onion
- 2 pieces of KIRI cheese (can be substituted with any smooth, soft cheese)
- Extra virgin olive oil
- ½ liter of water
- Salt and pepper to taste
Begin by coating the bottom of a large pot with plenty of olive oil. Dice the onion and add it to the pot on low heat, stirring as the onions sweat.
Meanwhile, wash, peel, and cut the zucchini into slices, and add the slices into the pot with the onion. Mix this combination well, and add the water.
Continue stirring and apply maximum heat until the water begins to boil, so that the vegetables soften in order to blend them.
Once the vegetables are completely cooked, add the cheese and stir until completely melted. Season with salt and pepper and remove from heat.
As the next step is blending the mixture, if you are going to use an electric blender, it is advisable to let the cream cool down first to avoid burns from any splashes.
Taste test the cream once blended, add more seasoning as preferred, and continue to blend.
When serving, feel free to add crackers or toasts to accompany this healthy and delicious recipe, and don’t forget to top it off with a little pour of extra virgin olive oil!
Enjoy your meal!