S-S-S-Spicy Zucchini Soup with Rice & Lime


Who says you can’t have soup in the summer ? A great low fat soup that is not too heavy but it still eats like a meal. Spice this one up nicely and you will be sweating for sure!

2 Tbs vegetable oil
4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1-2 Tbs mild red chili powder
1/4-1/2 tsp ground cumin
6 1/4 cups chicken, vegetable, or beef stock
2 zucchini, cut into bit-size pieces
4 Tbs cooked rice
salt and pepper
fresh oregano sprigs, to garnish
lime wedges, to serve

1 Heat the oil in a heavy-bottom pan. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes, or until softened and just beginning to change color. Add the chili powder and cumin and cook over medium-low heat for 1 minute.
2 Stir in the stock, zucchini, and rice, then cook over midium-high heat for 10 minutes or until the zucchini are just tender and the rice is cooked through. Season the soup to taste with salt and pepper.
3 Ladle into soup bowls, then garnish, with oregasno sprigs and serve with lime wedges.

Servings: 4
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 serving
Percent daily values based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value  
Calories   98.00  
Calories From Fat (61%)   59.94  
Total Fat 7.00g   11%  
Saturated Fat 1.00g   5%  
Carbohydrates 8.00g   3%  
Sugar 1.00g      
Net Carbohydrates 8.00g      
Protein 2.00g   4%  

4 Responses

  1. Tamsyn says:

    Yum! It's winter down here, but I still want to try that one. Love the flavour of cumin. Thanks!

    I've got recipes on my blog too if you're interested. Just simple stuff that I can get at my local 'supermarket' (nothing too tricky in outback Australia).

  2. Jussi says:

    I've made some chili oil previously, but none of them are really worth mentioning… I feel there is lot less latitude with oil than there is with sauces of any kind. Well, I have a bunch of habanero's in my fridge, so I'll make something out of them, maybe some sort of oily -stuff.

    BTW where do you get your nutriction facts? Or the % of daily values? I know one website where I can get the nutrition facts, but the user interface ain't that nice. I've been playing around for year or three with an idea of having a recipe community, which would automatically calculate all of those, but it's quite a lot of work to program it myself.

  3. Hi, it sounds great!

    I can't wait to make it.

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