I don’t know why I’ve never shared this soup recipe before — I’ve made it so many times over the last few months! You can dress it up, as I did here, with some hearty beef bones, or you can keep it light by skipping the bones and using vegetable broth in place of the water. Either way, this is a filling and delicious soup that will have everyone asking for seconds!
Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat.
Add onions and one teaspoon salt. Sauté for about five minutes, until softened. Add mushrooms, garlic, zucchini, two teaspoons salt, basil, and parsley. Sauté for another 10 minutes, until softened and fragrant.
Place bones in a net bag and add to pot. Add remaining tablespoon of salt and enough water to generously cover everything. Cover pot and bring to a boil, then uncover and simmer for four to five hours (the longer the better).
Remove bag with bones from soup and set aside until cool enough to handle. Remove the meat from the bones and put back into soup. (Discard the rest.) Use an immersion blender to purée soup well, for about two to three minutes, until very creamy.
Soup can be frozen until ready to use
Styling and Photography by Miriam Pascal