The Easiest Soup You Will Ever Make | Valentina Cirasola |Author and Designer

I am feeling the Autumn coming, even though in my part of the world is still warm and sunny. I want to ease in the new season by trying soothing, comforting and easy to make food. I made a delicious zucchini soup and I want you to try it.

Ingredients for two:
(for more people increase all doses as you like)
3 zucchini
2 celery stalks
2 carrots
1 small onion
1 or 2 tomatoes
olive oil
Parmigiano cheese
4 cups of water or vegetable stalk
Salt, pepper or chili pepper to taste

Wash and chop celery, carrots and onion in small pieces. Briefly sauté in olive oil. Chop the tomatoes in small dices as well and add them to the first three ingredients. Let them become translucent. Fill the pot with 4 cups of organic vegetable stock or the best ingredient WATER. Season the broth to your liking with salt, pepper or chili peppers. Cover the pot, let the broth come to a boil and simmer slowly for about 10-15 minutes.

Chili peppers have many properties, I will just name a few: boost metabolism, provide vitamin C, prevent getting a cold in the winter, or help getting rid of it and lower blood pressure. If your stomach can take a little heat, please add chili peppers to your food daily.

While the broth is simmering, put the zucchini in the food processor with a grinder (finely chop) setting. They will come out like you see them in my photo, resembling chopped spaghetti. Transfer to a bowl, mix in grated Parmigiano cheese in the amount you like and set aside.

Raw Zucchini

Hand Blender

With a hand blender mash to a cream all the ingredients in the pot and if it is too creamy for you, add a cup of water or vegetable stock. Simmer for a few more minutes, then add the chopped zucchini to the soup. Turn the fire off and the soup is done. Zucchini chopped so finely will cook immediately in the hot soup and will be still crispy.



Oh, by the way:  chopped raw zucchini are also good to eat just like that with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper, or added to a salad. Keep your food simple.
Buon appetito! Ciao,

Copyright © 2014 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

Val in ParadiseValentina Cirasola has been in business as an interior designer since 1990 improving people’s life by changing their spaces. Most often she designs kitchens and wine grottos; outdoor kitchens and outdoor rooms; great rooms and entertainment rooms. Her deep interest in food led her as an autodidact in the studies of food in history, natural remedies, nutrition and well-being. Finally she wrote two books on Italian regional cuisine and one book on color theory, in which she included one recipe for each color. Get your copy of Valentina’s books on


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Amy
    Sep 08, 2014 @ 15:15:57

    Look delicious and easy to make!



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

valentina design universe

Entertainment, TV Shows, Design Shows, Public TV,

Valentina Expressions

Luxury for Comfortable Living and Good Life Through Designs, Style, Travel, Food

Katrina Perkins

A force of Nature, with intense acting skills.

Postcards from Italy---Natalia Sarkissian

stories, one postcard at a time

In So Many Words

Creative writing inspired by life, love, laughter ... and a horse named Shakespeare

Art Gowns

The Art of Glamorous Fantasy

Paula Acton

Scribblings of an Aspiring Author


"La flamme des cuisines."

Teagan's Books

Now available: "Murder at the Bijou - Three Ingredients I"


Any old world uncovered by new writing

The Love of History

Another site/blog for loving history

Life is too short to drink bad wine

La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin

Badfish & Chips Cafe

Travel photos, memoirs & letters home...from anywhere in the world


a journey of discovery with my camera...


Vague Meanderings of the Broke and Obscure

Chasing Destino

I'll be outside of the mosh pit . . . waiting with bandaids and kleenex . . .

This Man's Journey

Home is where our story begins.

LEANNE COLE - The Photographer's Mentor

Fine Art Photographer ~ Daring to be Different

Through Harold's Lens

Harold Green Photography

The Punchy Lands!

Embrace Your PUNCHY Nature

In Bruttium

Uncovering Calabria & The Mezzogiorno, One Toe At A Time. | By Adam Underhill

Design Secrets

fulfill your craving for a beautiful home

Decorating by Donna • Color Expert

A Virtual Color Expert who is highly specialized in designing color for your home.

Green Door Hospitality

Adventures in Everyday Entertaining


These letters are written to remind you just how much you matter, just how important you are, and just how beautiful the gift of life as a human is.


Tanaman, Alam Semulajadi Dan Yang Berkaitan

%d bloggers like this: