Chilled Zucchini Soup


Perfect for the summer and quick to make. If you enjoy gazpacho or any other cold soups, you'll love this. Zucchini combines with tomato, mint, basil, and a touch of lemon juice for a fresh tasting soup.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 4 fresh tomato, seeded and chopped

  • 4 cups water

  • 6 sprigs fresh mint, divided

  • 3 zucchini, sliced

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon cold water

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, or to taste

  • 2 sprigs fresh basil


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and cook onion until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

  2. Pour water into the saucepan and bring to a boil. Add 4 sprigs of mint and zucchini. Reduce heat to low and simmer soup, covered, for 15 minutes. Remove mint.

  3. Stir together cornstarch and cold water and add to the soup. Increase heat to medium and whisk cornstarch mixture so soup thickens. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

  4. Chill soup in the refrigerator until cold, about 2 hours. Before serving, add lemon juice and garnish with remaining mint, basil, and remaining olive oil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

163 Calories
11g Fat
16g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 163
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Sodium 65mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 42mg 210%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 685mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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