Lunch/ Fodmap

Herbed Zucchini Soup with Scallops

Herbed Zucchini Soup with Scallops

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Serves: 2 Cooking Time: 20 min

Ingredients

  • 8 fresh or defrosted scallops
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • 600-800 g zucchini (some squash have more water than others so go for the heavy ones)
  • 2 cups fresh cilantro
  • 4 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 2 in fresh ginger knob
  • 2 tbsp garlic flavored Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • freshly chopped chives
  • Salt & Freshly ground pepper

Instructions

1

Take the scallops out of the fridge. In a pot, bring water to a boil and add roughly chopped zucchini ( discard the ends) to cook for about 15 min

2

Meanwhile roughly chop the washed herbs, peel and roughly chop the ginger and squeeze the limes. To a blender, add the lime juice, a dash of salt, the 2 tbsp of garlic oil, the herbs, and ginger.

3

When the zucchini is done, drain it and add it to the blender, mix for 1 min.

4

Plate the soup evenly into 2 bowls and get to work on the scallops. Heat a non stick pan with cooking spray on high and cook the scallops for 3 minutes per side, flipping with tongs, when finished top the soup with scallops, freshly chopped chives and salt and pepper.

The thing about winter that I miss most is the bright fresh herbs that I can eat by the pound. Given my recent investment in a high tech herb garden decked out with LED lights and a self watering mechanism, I knew I wanted an herb base, in a big way. Couple that with the fact that there is a mission in place to find as many ways as possible to eat zucchini since it is one of the few low-fodmap veggies I actually enjoy consuming. So naturally the only thing to do was to boil the zucchini and add a ton of washed herbs, garlic flavored extra virgin olive oil, ginger, and lime to make a soup. Due to the high water content of zucchini, it surprisingly is super easy to turn into something you can eat with a spoon. For added protein to the dish, pair some sautΓ©ed scallops right on top. Have fun fishing for the ones that got lost in the soup, the presents and surprises just keep coming.

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