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Cream of Leek and Zucchini Soup

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Cream Of Leek And Zucchini Soup makes for a great appetizer.The soup is easy to prepare and the ingredients are conveniently available. Whenever in doubt i select this Cream Of Leek And Zucchini Soup for my menu. Try this delectable recipe and I will look forward to your feedback.
Ingredients
  Leeks 2 1⁄4 Pound
  Zucchini 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Vegetable bouillon cubes 2
  Parsley 3 Tablespoon, finely chopped
  Heavy cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper 1
Directions

GETTING READY
1 Remove the outer layer and ends, and use both the white and the tender green parts.
2 Wash very thoroughly and cut into thick rings.
3 Trim and wash the zucchini and slice into thick rings.

MAKING
4 In a large saucepan, place the vegetables with 7 cups water and the 2 crumbled bouillon cubes.
5 Bring to a boil.
6 Cover, and simmer over low heat for 50 minutes.
7 Turn off the heat and beat with a hand held electric beater until smooth, or put through a blender.
8 Return to the saucepan and reheat briefly.
9 Add salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste and stir in the parsley.

SERVING
10 Ladle into soup bowls.
11 Pour the cream in a very thin stream into each bowl to form concentric circles.
12 Gently draw the tip of a spoon from the center outward across the circles to give an attractive spider web effect.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Leek
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
70 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 270 Calories from Fat 139

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24%

Saturated Fat 9.3 g46.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 54.8 mg18.3%

Sodium 547.2 mg22.8%

Total Carbohydrates 31 g10.2%

Dietary Fiber 4.6 g18.3%

Sugars 8.7 g

Protein 5 g10%

Vitamin A 85.7% Vitamin C 83.2%

Calcium 15.4% Iron 24.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Cream Of Leek And Zucchini Soup Recipe