Get your green on as Chef A teaches an easy way to chop zucchini and include it in a smooth, tasty soup in less than 30 minutes. (Ashley Chase/MNN & Nick Scott/MNN)

Ingredients for Zucchini Soup

4 cups of zucchini squash
1/2 cup diced onion
1-2 cloves of garlic
4 cups vegetable stock
1 tbsp. butter
Olive oil
Salt & pepper
1/2 cup cream
For garnish, if desired:
Grated parmesan cheese
Fresh basil

Directions
1. Add butter and olive oil to a soup pot, along with onion and garlic. Sweat the veggies down and cook for about 5 minutes.
2. Add zucchini and vegetable stock to the pot, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
3. Bring ingredients to a boil and cook for 15-20 minutes. Test to ensure veggies are fork tender.
4. Ladle vegetable mixture into a blender along with cream, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth. Add butter and blend again.
5. Pour soup into bowl and garnish with fresh parmesan cheese and basil.

Cooking with Chef A: Zucchini soup in under 30 minutes
Video: Chef A shares a zucchini soup recipe that you can make in less than 30 minutes.