Zucchini Noodle Soup

This easy recipe came together one night last week - it was an unseasonably cloudy and cool summer day, and since my gut has been acting up I wanted to make myself a simple yet nourishing dinner. Something that felt a little more fun than a standard bowl or salad, but didn't take a ton of time or effort.

Soup isn't your typical summer food, but this bowl was light and satisfying and exactly what my belly wanted. Making noodles out of zucchini gives the soup a fun factor while also upping the veggie content.

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Zucchini Noodle Soup

Ready in less than 10 minutes this soup is a perfect light dinner or easy lunch. Serve with a crusty slice of toast slathered in ghee or grassfed butter.

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups bone broth

  • 1 small zucchini

  • 2 eggs

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Ghee or olive oil

Directions:

  1. Use a spiralizer or vegetable peeler to make noodles or ribbons out of the zucchini.

  2. Heat bone broth in a medium pot.

  3. Add in zoodles and cook for a few minutes

  4. Crack the eggs directly into the pot and poach or scramble in the hot soup. Cook until eggs are to your likely (can leave them a little softer like egg drop soup or fully cooked).

  5. Ladle soup into a bowl and season with salt, pepper and a drizzle of ghee or olive oil.

 

 

If you loved this Easy meal idea, check out these recipes:

Bone Broth Breakfast Soup

Zoodles with Veggies and Goat Cheese

High Protein Avocado Toast

 

Zoodles with Veggies & Goat Cheese

Noodles made from veggies are a big thing these days, and for a good reason: they are an easy and delicious way to add more vegetables into your diet! Today I'm sharing three tips for making these "noodles" taste good PLUS a recipe that I've been digging lately.

In order to make veggie noodles you will need a spiralizer (I highly recommend this one or this one) or a vegetable peeler. A few stores are starting to sell pre-spiralized veggies - I've seen them at some Whole Foods. You can also order them online (check out Hungry Root).

Here are my tips for making veggie noodles actually taste good:

1. Add plenty of herbs and spices - Veggie noodles don't have much flavor by themselves, so make sure you are spicing 'em up! You can use fresh herbs (basil! cilantro! mint!) or a dried blend (I like the 21 Spice blend from Trader Joe's).

2. Add healthy fat - Veggie noodles have become popular because they are low in calories and lighter than traditional pasta. Which means you shouldn't be afraid to add some hearty, healthy fats to your meal! This can be cheese, like I've done below, or avocado, peanut sauce, etc. If you eat meat, I imagine chicken or turkey sausage would also be a great way to make the dish more satisfying.

3. Add heat - While you can totally enjoy your zoodles raw, I find they taste more similar to pasta and are much more satisfying when gently warmed.

Zoodles with Veggies & Goat Cheese // vegetarian option, gluten free

Ingredients:

- 1 zucchini

- 1 cups veggies of choice (I've used leftover grilled veggies, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms)

- Olive oil

- Garlic

- 1/4 cup goat cheese

- 3/4 cup protein of choice (I've done this with both tempeh and shrimp)

Instructions:

1. Make your zoodles. You can do this using a spiralizer (I highly recommend this one or this one) or a vegetable peeler.

2. Prep & cook your veggies. Chop up your veggies and saute in a large pan with garlic and olive oil (if you used leftover grilled veggies you can skip the garlic and olive oil and just warm them up).

3. Add in your protein. Add your protein to the pan and cooked to desired done-ness.

4. Add in your zoodles. These go in the pan at the end! They really just need a few minutes to warm up - you don't want to over cook them as they will get mushy.

5. Plate it up! Place your cheese on your plate. Top with the zoodle mixture from your pan and stir. The cheese will melt and make a creamy, delicious sauce. Add salt, pepper and more herbs/spices to taste. Enjoy!

 

Have you tried zucchini noodles? What are your tips for making them taste amazing?