Zucchini Cream

Zucchini cream  is a  light and simple preparation to consume during dinners or as a starter. It is a simple dish that can be made quickly at any time. In addition, zucchini is a very good ingredient, since when combined with other vegetables it obtains an incredible taste. Do you dare to try it?

Zucchini is not one of those appetizing vegetables that conquers everyone. However, in many cases it is discarded and its consumption is dispensed with, forgetting that it is enough to add a touch of garlic and salt to give it a good flavor. In addition, zucchini is a great ally when it comes to dieting and maintaining or reducing measures.

Zucchini, also known as zuchinni, is a food with a high water content, in its composition more than 95% is water, which makes it quite beneficial for the body. In short, zucchini is a noble vegetable that provides only 15 grams of calories per 100 grams. In addition, it is an endless source of phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and calcium.

What do I need to make a zucchini cream?

To prepare the zucchini cream we do not need foods that are very difficult to find. In fact, many of them are sure to be at home. What’s more, in the list of ingredients that we mention below there are some foods that are optional.

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Ingredients

  • Four zucchini.
  • Two cups of chicken broth.
  • One red pepper.
  • Olive oil.
  • One onion.
  • ½ cup of chives.
  • A tomato.
  • Three cloves of garlic.
  • A bay leaf.
  • Thyme, rosemary and fresh coriander.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Croutons (optional).
  • Mozzarella cheese (optional).
  • Liquid cream (optional).

Preparation

  • Clean and dry all the vegetables very well.
  • Remove the zucchini seed, bell pepper, and tomato.
  • Proceed to cut them irregularly.
  • In a frying pan, add oil and sauté all the vegetables. Add a touch of salt and pepper.
  • In a pot,  pour the chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  • When it is boiling, add all the vegetables.
  • Now add the fresh herbs and the bay leaf.
  • Rectify the flavor with salt.
  • Take the preparation to a food processor or blender until it has the consistency of cream.
  • Pass the cream through a strainer to remove lumps and pieces of vegetables.
  • Now, if necessary,  let the cream thicken a little more, place on the fire and add a tablespoon of cornstarch and liquid cream.
  • Serve the cream accompanied by pieces of mozzarella cheese and croutons. Garnish with some thyme or coriander leaves.

Baked zucchini cream

Baked zucchini cream is another different way to prepare this delicious recipe. It is very simple to make, so it is ideal to prepare when we do not have much time to make a laborious meal. We hope you try it and enjoy it.

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Ingredients

  • Three zucchini.
  • An aubergine.
  • One onion.
  • Three cloves of crushed garlic.
  • ½ cup of chives.
  • Olive oil.
  • Salt and pepper.
  • Liquid cream.
  • Sweet corn kernels.
  • Fresh herbs (bouquet garní).
  • 1 cup of chicken broth.
  • ½ cup of fluid milk.

Preparation

  • Clean and remove the seeds from all vegetables. Cut them irregularly, place them on a tray and garnish them generously with the salt, pepper, crushed garlic and a variety of fresh herbs.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180º C for approximately 40 minutes, until they begin to wilt.
  • Add a touch of red wine to the vegetables and deglaze to get all the flavor and juice.
  • Place the vegetables in a pot and add the hot chicken broth, also add the milk and bring to a boil.
  • Take to the blender, sift the cream to remove solid residues and then serve in a deep plate in the company of the grams of sweet corn.
  • You can also add a piece of protein to these creams (bacon, ham or grilled chicken).

Zucchini cream is an excellent dish that can work as a starter, first course, or even as a complete dish. For example, at dinner that experts always recommend us to eat less amount of food, we can have a deep plate of zucchini cream. Do you dare to prepare this recipe?

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