Velvety Zucchini Basil Soup-6

Velvety Zucchini Basil Soup

This Velvety Zucchini Basil Soup is a wonderful surprise. All the subtle flavors, the velvety texture, vegan, gluten-free, and only 5 ingredients! 

Course Appetizers, Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword easy soup recipe, vegan soup recipe, zucchini soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 7 servings
Calories 93 kcal
Author Anjali Lalani



  1. In a large non-stick pot, heat 2 tbsp olive oil on medium heat.
  2. Add the minced garlic and diced white onion. Saute, mixing frequently, until fragrant and the onions start to become translucent.
  3. Add all the chopped zucchini and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add the vegetable broth and 1 teasp salt and combine.
  5. Bring the soup to a boil. Reduce heat to keep a gentle simmer, and cover. Let the soup simmer until the zucchini is tender and cooked (to test, simply see if the zucchini easily mashes against the side of the pot).
  6. Blend all of the soup until completely pureed. I used my Vitamix, but any blender should do just fine. Most likely you'll have to blend in two batches because of the volume of the soup. 

  7. While blending one of the batches, add 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves and completely blend/puree into the soup.

  8. Add all of the pureed soup back into the large pot and bring the soup to a gentle simmer, uncovered. Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes. 

  9. The soup should already be at the desired consistency (on the thick side), but for some reason if it is too thin, simmer the soup until you reach the the thickness you prefer.

  10. Season with salt to taste and freshly ground black pepper.
  11. Serve hot with a side of your favorite toasted bread.

Recipe Notes

For the vegetable broth in this recipe, I used Imagine Brand low-sodium.

Nutrition Facts
Velvety Zucchini Basil Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 93 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Sodium 552mg24%
Potassium 506mg14%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 785IU16%
Vitamin C 33.6mg41%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.