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I’m sure the first word that pops into your mind when you think of summer is not the word soup, unless it is a cold soup. Well, this summer squash soup I made last week wasn’t cold but it was very light and refreshing. I was hesitant about Joe eating it because it has a greenish yellow hint to it. It isn’t the most beautiful soup I have ever seen, but it is really good. The soup takes a mere 30 minutes or so to make and incorporates squash, which is a bit summertime hit. Someone please tell me I’m not crazy for making soup in this heat wave…

Summer Squash Soup

Lightly adapted from here

Serving: 4 small bowls


  • 3 medium size squash – used 2 yellow squash, 1 zucchini, diced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small shallot, diced
  • 3 tsp fresh herbs (used oregano and basil)
  • 14 ounces vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup light cream
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese


  1. In large pot, heat olive oil on medium heat.
  2. Add chopped shallots, let cook 2 minutes.
  3. Add diced squash and zucchini and let soften, 5 minutes.
  4. Add vegetable broth and herbs, cook mixture 2 to 3 more minutes.
  5. Pour mixture into blender leaving behind 1/4 cup of squash in pot.
  6. Puree together well.
  7. Pour mixture back into pot and whisk in 1/4 cup cream.
  8. Add corn and parmesan cheese.
  9. Let cook another 5 minutes, stirring well.
  10. ENJOY with garnish of basil!


About Lesley

I am a 29 year old Pennsylvanian who enjoys running, good eats, family and friends!

4 responses »

  1. Actually in China they believe that you should not eat or drink really cold foods in the summer as it is a shock to your system and cause problems with your spleen qi and digestion. So you are just way ahead of your time in doing the healthy thing. Soup sounds delicious!

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