This healthy 6-ingredient vegan pesto soup with zucchini and potato is the perfect antidote for the cold weather blues. One bowl of this rich and creamy soup will have you feeling all warm and fuzzy. Add this wholesome recipe to your New Year detox regime!
My mission to get my kids to eat more veggies has taken a turn, for the better. My kids have decided, since literally the first few days of January, that they would eat more veggies. No bribes. No hiding the veggies in their meals or smoothies. Just me, simply stating that I had had enough (throwing in that if they wanted to grow up strong and healthy they needed to eat more veggies). Perhaps, there was a just little pressure put on them on my part. Regardless, whatever I said, whatever I did, they agreed – and just in time for the New Year. A New Year’s Resolution, perhaps?
Lately their veggie of choice has been zucchini; tempura zucchini, zucchini sautéed with tomato sauce, cheesy baked zucchini crisps, zucchini with pasta, zucchini and eggs, and their favourite; zucchini pesto – which happened to be my inspiration for this recipe. Zucchini and pesto are one of my favourite flavour combinations, and this cold weather has me cooking up a ton of soups and stews, so way not combine the two in a healthy, rich and creamy (but not cream-based) soup? Wait, a creamy vegan soup? My secret ingredient? Potatoes! They add a ton of richness to any soup, but when you puree them they another depth of richness and creaminess. To add even more flavour (if you are not vegan), you can add in a big piece of Parmesan rind to the pot. Either way, you are going to love this healthy, green soup! The pesto is the quintessential ingredient in this recipe so I suggest you do not skimp on quality. Homemade basil pesto is best to ensure optimal flavour and freshness, but if you purchase jarred pesto just be sure to get top quality. The pesto can really make or break this recipe!
If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!