Tasty cream of green Zucchini

Today a vitamin and tasty recipe: a cream of green zucchini, Roman ones with the flower, flavored with a simple sauce and garnished with crispy bacon, croutons and parmesan. In the absence of the Roman zucchini, you can use all other types of zucchini, from green to that Sicilian. If you want to save some energy, You can avoid the sauce and to restrict an oil drizzle on the plate: I guarantee that the cream will be good too. It is also a sound and light cream, also suitable for vegetarians and even vegans, with some minor modifications: in the first case it is sufficient to eliminate the bacon, Also in the second cheese and you can sweeten and stir in a little silk tofu and make it more attractive with a shower of chopped toasted walnuts.

Ingredients for 4 people

  • 1,5 kg of roman zucchini with flower
  • 2 medium sized potatoes
  • 1 small onion
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • Salt, pepper
  • 4 slices of bread for the croutons
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 40 grams of grated parmesan cheese Dop
  • 30 grams of shredded PDO parmigiano reggiano

Slice the onion coarsely: put it in a saucepan with 2 tablespoons oil and cook them over low heat, adding a little hot water if the liquid were to be insufficient. Clean the zucchini scraping the surface with a knife and wash them with care and peel potatoes. Take apart the zucchini and potatoes and put them in the casserole. Add water to cover two-thirds of the vegetables and season with salt: once you took a boil, cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes, until the vegetables are soft prove.

Meanwhile preheat the oven to 200 degrees ventilated: coating a baking sheet and arrange 4 slices of bacon. Bake for 10 minutes or until they have lost their fat and they will become crisp. Prepare the croutons by cutting into cubes and toast on homemade bread in the pan (If you want even with a drizzle of oil and a pinch of salt, will be tastier).

Drain the excess liquid from zucchini and pass the mixture through the mixer. The soup should be creamy. Emulsify everything adding two tablespoons of remaining oil and grated Parmesan. Place the cream in bowls, add some freshly ground black pepper, the parmesan cheese, the crumbled bacon and croutons. If you like, You can serve the soup as I did in single-portion cups as finger food.

THE PAIRING: not to cover the clean flavors of the vegetable, that they are not intense, we recommend to combine a delicate wine, light and floral scents like Ribolla Gialla of Doc Eastern Hills of Friuli.

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