Carrot & Zucchini Vichyssoise Recipe

Step 1

In a large skillet place the first 1/4 cup of the olive oil and heat it on medium high until it is hot. Add the carrots and onions, and saute them for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the onions are clear. Add enough water to cover the vegetables. Simmer them for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed. Place the vegetables in a blender and puree them until they are smooth. Set the puree aside and let it cool.

Step 2

In another large skillet place the second 1/4 cup of olive oil and heat it on medium high until it is hot. Add the peeled zucchini and leeks, and saute them for 4 to 5 minutes, or until they are just tender. Add enough water to cover the vegetables. Simmer them for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed. Place the vegetables in a blender and puree them until they are smooth. Set the puree aside and let it cool.

Step 3

Place the zucchini skins in a pot of boiling water and blanch them for 3 minutes. Drain the skins and place them in a blender. Add a small amount of cold water and puree the skins so that a thick, smooth consistency is achieved (the same consistency as the other 2 purees). Set the puree aside and let it cool.

Step 4

Refrigerate the 3 soups until they are cold.

Step 5

In each of 8 individual serving bowls place a portion of the 3 soups. Swirl them together with a knife to form a design.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/4c Olive oil
  • 2lb Carrots; chopped med. small
  • 2lg Onions; chopped medium small
  • Water (as needed)
  • 1/4c Olive oil
  • 1 1/2lb Zucchini; peeled (reserve the skins), and chopped medium small
  • 1lg Leek; well washed and chopped medium small

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