Spinach Zucchini Soup

The count-down to Passover is here and I am cooking up a storm, using anything in the house.  I found 3 packages of frozen spinach (must be a staple). a container of frozen chicken soup from one of my cooking sprees and a few zucchini in the refrigerator. This translates to some really good soup.

Spinach and Zucchini Soup    Adapted from food.com

  •  3 - 4 cups homemade chicken soup with pieces of chicken *****

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced (2 cups)
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 3/4 inch pieces (2 cups)
  • 2 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked white beans, such as cannellini (or 1 15-oz can, rinsed and drained)
  • 3 cups baby spinach 
  • 1 cup sliced carrots 
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Saute onion 3 to 5 minutes, or until translucent.
  3. Add zucchini, and cook 8 minutes more, or until vegetables are well browned.
  4. Add vegetable broth and water, and bring to a boil.
  5. Stir in beans and spinach, and return to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes, or until spinach is wilted.
  7. Stir in lemon juice and zest. 
I used a chicken soup made from a number of vegetables and seasoning.  Since it was frozen, I am not sure which recipe, I used.  Pretty good guess includes carrots, parsnips, onions, parsley and chicken.                                                                        
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  1. very healthy soup and nice colour too.

  2. YOu know this is all sounding soo exciting and i am a total Spinach lover, that i wonder sometimes if am related to Popeye , coz i HAVE to have spinach every week:-)
    My fav is with cottage cheese , ie the famous indian palak paneer.
    U know jus day before yesterday and i fixed noodles for dinner and used our left over zucch as well and today bro comes with another one:-)
    U did lovely with the combi and soup , absolute winner.

    BDw ,must tell ya , loveeedd these cookies , MUST BAKE

  3. You mad me really hungry now, I loved each and every single element in this soup..must try :)

    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

    US Masala

  4. I love the versatility of soups and this sounds really tasty. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

    I'm also taking part in the Hearth & Soul hop and that's how I found your blog.

  5. a big bowl of this soup would make my tummy happy :)
    thanks for sharing

  6. Great way to use up the spinach! So green and healthy!

  7. Hi Chaya baby! You certainly are a buzzzzy gal! I also love making new things like this out of stuff I have frozen! I adore greens in a good chicken soup like this. Thanks for sharing it on the hearth and soul hop this week! Big hugs. Alex

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  9. What a delicious soup - this is my favorite way to cook and to eat - just toss in some ingredients and hope for the best - you obviously have a winner! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!


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