Zucchini velouté: perfect even for kids!

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Zucchini velouté: perfect even for kids!

Olio Farchioni
5 from 1 vote
A tasty and easy-to-prepare dish that is also ideal for the little ones.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 People
Calories 150 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 kg Zucchini
  • 1 Small onion
  • 1 Medium potato
  • 1 Liter Vegetable broth
  • qb Extra-virgin olive oil
  • qb Salt and pepper
  • qb Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • qb Chopped chives or parsley (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Wash and cut the zucchini into pieces.
  • Peel and finely chop the onion.
  • Peel and cut the potato into pieces.
  • In a large pot, heat a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and sauté the chopped onion until transparent.
  • Add the zucchini and potato, stir and let it season for a few minutes.
  • Pour vegetable broth into the pot until the vegetables are covered.
  • Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for about 25 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  • Using an immersion blender, blend the vegetables directly in the pot until smooth and creamy.
  • Adjust for salt and pepper.
  • Serve the velouté piping hot, garnished with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, some grated Parmesan cheese and chopped chives or parsley.
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Zucchini velouté is a simple, light and nutritious recipe that is also ideal for making and freezing–a perfect dinner saver! Not only that, it is a healthy and versatile dish that can be served as an appetizer, first course or even as a main course by adding, for example, warm bread croutons and bacon. Its creamy texture and mild flavor make it an ideal dish for children as well, right from the weaning period.

Vellutata di zucchine: alcuni trucchi per non sbagliare

Come tutti i piatti semplici, con pochi ingredienti, la vellutata di zucchine va preparata con cura, adottando i necessari accorgimenti:


  • Scegli zucchine di qualità: preferisci zucchine fresche e biologiche, che garantiranno un sapore più ricco alla tua vellutata.

  • Usa un buon olio extravergine di oliva: l’olio extravergine di oliva è un ingrediente fondamentale per esaltare il sapore della vellutata. Scegli un olio evo di qualità, possibilmente a bassa acidità, per un risultato migliore.

  • Soffriggi bene la cipolla: il soffritto di cipolla è la base per un sapore ricco e avvolgente; assicurati che la cipolla sia ben dorata prima di aggiungere le altre verdure.

  • Taglia le verdure in pezzi uniformi: questo aiuterà a ottenere una vellutata più omogenea.

  • Usa un buon brodo vegetale: il brodo è fondamentale per dare sapore alla vellutata; puoi prepararlo in casa o utilizzare un dado di qualità.

  • Frulla bene la vellutata: usa un frullatore a immersione per ottenere una crema liscia e omogenea.


Per rendere la tua ricetta ancora più gustosa, puoi aggiungere un tocco di erba cipollina o di prezzemolo tritato.

Zucchini velouté: some tricks for not making mistakes

Like all simple dishes with few ingredients, zucchini velouté should be prepared with care, taking the necessary steps:


  • Choose quality zucchini: prefer fresh, organic zucchini, which will provide a richer flavor to your velouté.

  • Use a good extra virgin olive oil: extra virgin olive oil is a key ingredient to enhance the flavor of the velouté. Choose a quality evo oil, preferably one with low acidity, for best results.

  • Sauté the onion well: sautéing onion is the basis for a rich, enveloping flavor; make sure the onion is well browned before adding the other vegetables.

  • Cut the vegetables into uniform pieces: this will help achieve a smoother velouté.

  • Use a good vegetable stock: stock is essential to give the velouté flavor; you can make it at home or use a quality stock cube.

  • Blend the velouté well: use an immersion blender to make a smooth, homogeneous cream.


To make your recipe even tastier, you can add a touch of chives or chopped parsley.

What zucchini velouté would be without extra virgin olive oil?

Extra virgin olive oil is the star of the velouté: in fact, it plays a key role in enhancing the delicate flavor of the zucchini, adding a rich note of flavor. Its presence also gives the velouté a softer and creamier texture, appreciated by young and old alike.

It should also not be forgotten that EVO oil is a valuable source of monounsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants, which help make the velouté not only tasty, but also healthy.

In fact, extra virgin olive oil can be introduced into children’s diets from as early as the first months of life, as it is rich in nutrients that are essential for the growth and development of young children.

For our velouté we have chosen to use Il Casolare Grezzo Natural Extra Virgin Olive Oil, with a pleasantly fruity taste, ideal for giving flavor to our recipe, without covering the delicate taste of the zucchini.

We’ve given you the tips: now it’s up to you to get to work and prepare a zucchini velouté that will win over adults and children alike!


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