Spicy Zucchini Crockpot Soup with Ginger – Paleo, GAPS, SCD friendly

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Spicy Zucchini Crockpot Soup - GAPS gluten free and paleo

 

If you’re like me, you can’t resist all the summer squash your neighbors are practically begging you to take off their hands. Who says no to free home grown food? And if you’re like me and my family, by the end of the season you probably aren’t a huge fan of anything that actually tastes like zucchini.
Except maybe chocolate zucchini bread, which of course tastes like cake.

This soup is an easy, frugal, flavor-packed way to eat your free vegetables without feeling like you’re eating zucchini for the eleventh time this week. The ginger gives it a surprising but lovely kick, and the broth and veggies make it a powerhouse of homemade nutrition. I don’t often make soup in the summer time, but there’s something about this recipe – besides the abundance of squash in my fridge – that keeps me making it again and again.

Spicy Zucchini Crockpot Soup

By Stephani Jenkins, guest contributor

Adapted from Well Fed 2

Ingredients:
4 medium-size zucchini or yellow summer squash, chopped
4 cups chicken or beef stock (see recipe here)
1/2 large onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced (or 1 teaspoon dried)
1 teaspoon cumin (buy organic herbs and spices here
1 teaspoon sea salt (buy organic herbs and spices here
1/2 teaspoon pepper (buy organic herbs and spices here

Garnish:
Beef or turkey bacon, crumbled (buy grassfed meat here
Chives or scallions, chopped
Monterrey jack cheese, shredded

Directions:
Place all ingredients except salt and pepper in a crock pot and cook on low 6-8 hours. Add salt and pepper then puree soup with a stick blender until smooth. Serve in bowls and garnish as desired.

 

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Comments

  1. This sounds amazing and a wonderful way to enjoy all the zucchini that is filling the market in summer! I love that it has just a few simple ingredients too, making it super easy to put together. Perfect for the busy back-to-school season! Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. This looks and sounds good. I just happen to have all of these ingredients except the bacon but that will soon be remedied. Thanks for a yummy (sounding, looking) post.

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