Italian Zucchini and Tomato Soup

Italian Style Zucchini and Tomato Soup by 2sistersrecipes.com

Italian Style Zucchini and Tomato Soup is a very light soup loaded with onions, parsley, fresh tomatoes, water, and chopped zucchini.  With fresh vegetables and one pot, this Italian Style Zucchini and Tomato Soup become a delicious and easy dish that is ready in 30 minutes.

A wonderful low-calorie soup that is clean, healthy, and big on flavor!

Italian Style Zucchini and Tomato Soup by 2sistersrecipes.com

Tomato and Zucchini Soup…

We adore this zucchini and tomato soup simply because it can be served in two ways:

  • One way is to serve it chunky, as we have it here in our photos.
  • and the other way is to serve it smooth and creamy just by tossing it into a blender and pureeing it.

Both outcomes are always delicious!

As always in our family, little ones do not like chunky soups. 

So when I made this one for the entire family, I had to take about a cup and puree it with a little extra water.

Then transferred it to another small pot to simmer with some pastina (about 1 tablespoon) for 5 minutes more.

My grandchildren only enjoy this zucchini and tomato soup this way.  Plus, it’s a great little tip to get little ones to eat healthier meals.

 
Italian Style Zucchini and Tomato Soup  by 2sistersrecipes.com
 

This Italian Style Zucchini and Tomato Soup was our Dad’s favorite soup and mom made it often.

We grew up with her soups which by the way were only made from scratch.

Before organic broths were available at supermarkets, our Italian mothers and grandmothers only made their broths from scratch. 

As always, they used only water as the base for their broths.

Can We Use Vegetable or Chicken Broth?   Yes, of course, you can.  As always, I prefer to use 2 cups of broth with 2 cups of water. I like to control how much sodium is added to my soups. 

*Follow our Step-by-Step Directions, or jump down for our full recipe card!

Ingredients Needed for Italian Style Zucchini and Tomato Soup:

  • 4 large zucchini – skins lightly scraped, chopped

  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 yellow onions – chopped

  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

  • 2 fresh ripe tomatoes- chopped

  • 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley -minced

  • 2 to 4 cups of water

  • optional:  grated parmesan cheese for the table

Directions to Make this Soup:

1.  Using a soft edge knife, lightly scrape the skins from the zucchini, cut the ends off, and discard them. Chop zucchini into small pieces and add them to a bowl. Set it nearby.

Chopped zucchini in a silver bowl. by 2sistersrecipes.com

2.  In the meantime, in a medium or large pot, such as those used for soups, add olive oil and onion and saute on medium heat until the onions are soft.

Chopped onions sauteing in a soup pot. by 2sistersrecipes.com
 

3.  Add cayenne pepper, parsley, tomatoes, and salt.  Cover with a lid and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

A soup pot with chopped onions and tomatoes. by 2sistersrecipes.com
 

4.  Add the zucchini to the mixture. Sauté for 3 minutes, just enough for the vegetables to infuse their flavors. Stirring occasionally.

Chopped fresh zucchini tossed into the pot. by 2sistersrecipes.com
 
 

5.  Pour enough water into the pot until the water is just above the zucchini.

Italian zucchini and tomato soup by 2sistersrecipes.com
 
 

6.  Raise the heat and bring to a boil.  Cover with a lid, and simmer on low heat for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the zucchini are tender.  Taste for salt, adjust if needed.  Remove and serve.

For Additional Flavor: drizzle some extra virgin olive oil over each dish, then serve.
Optional: Serve with some grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese at the table. And maybe some crusty bread on the side.

Serves 4 to 6

Italian Style Zucchini and Tomato Soup by 2sistersrecipes.com

Italian Style Zucchini and Tomato Soup is an ideal dish for our vegetarian and vegan family and friends.  

It’s not only flavorful but it’s light enough to serve as the first course.

Even perfect for weight-watchers too!

Who said healthy meals can’t be delicious?  ...right?!

ENJOY!!

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Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Italian Style Zucchini and Tomato Soup

ITalian Style Zucchini and Tomato Soup by 2sistersrecipes.com

Zucchini and Tomato Soup is a very light soup loaded with onions, parsley, fresh tomatoes, water, and chopped zucchini. A wonderful low-calorie soup that is clean, healthy, and big on flavor!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 large zucchini - skins lightly scraped, rinsed, and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 yellow onions - chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 fresh ripe tomatoes- chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley -minced
  • 2 to 4 cups of water
  • optional: grated parmesan cheese for the table

Instructions

  1. Using a soft edge knife, lightly scrape the skins from the zucchini, cut the ends off, and discard them. Chop zucchini into small pieces and transfer them to a bowl. Set aside.
  2. In the meantime, in a medium or large pot, such as those used for soups, add olive oil and onion and sauté on medium heat until the onions are soft.
  3. Add cayenne pepper, parsley, tomatoes, and salt. Cover with a lid and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the zucchini to the mixture. Sauté for 3 minutes, just enough for the vegetables to infuse their flavors. Stirring occasionally.
  5. Pour enough water into the pot until the water is just above the zucchini.
  6. Raise heat and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer on low heat for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the zucchini are tender.
  7. Taste for salt, and adjust to your preference. Remove for heat and serve.
  8. Optional: Serve with some grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese at the table. And maybe some crusty bread on the side.
  9. For Additional Flavor: drizzle some extra virgin olive oil over each dish before serving.
  10. Serves 4 to 6

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6 servings

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 97Total Fat: 5.2gCarbohydrates: 12.3gFiber: 3.7gSugar: 6.4gProtein: 3.4g
ITalian Style Zucchini and Tomato Soup by 2sistersrecipes.com

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11 Comments

  1. A nice summer soup. We tend to spoil the grandchildren don’t we. Your pureed version with pastina must be a be hit with them. Ronzoni is discontinuing its pastina…it is a good thing Barilla is still making it.

    1. Thank you Karen! Yes, thank goodness Barilla is still making pastina for the little ones. Thank you for leaving a sweet comment! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  2. Wow – you have been reading my mind! Haha – try a dash of balsamic vinegar in this soup – I was amazed how it perked up the tomato flavor in mine. Love your simple soup and I know it must be tasty. Guess you are getting some rain too – lovely weather – I'd rather have snow!