Corn, Tomato and Zucchini Soup with Basil

Corn Tomato and Zucchini Soup

A light and healthy soup recipe brimming with all your favorite late summer vegetables. I’m a firm believer in eating soups all year around. Especially when the emphasis is on seasonal vegetables.

It’s a great way to take advantage of the abundance of zucchini and tomatoes overflowing your garden and flooding the markets. Besides, I don’t know of any rule that says you must eat soup piping hot. Lukewarm is fine.

Tomato Corn Zucchini Soup

The body of the soup is made of shredded zucchini with diced tomatoes and crisp corn all floating around in a sea of sweet basil with plenty of sauteed garlic and onion to give it a boost of flavor.

You can serve it with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and a slab of thick, crusty bread or enjoy the pure, wholesome flavors as is.

Zucchini Corn and Tomato Soup

Corn, Tomato and Zucchini Soup with Basil

Rating: 51

Yield: 4 servings

Corn, Tomato and Zucchini Soup with Basil

A light and healthy soup recipe brimming with all your favorite late summer vegetables.


1 large onion, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 small or 1 large zucchini, shredded or diced
2 cups cored, seeded, chopped tomatoes
salt and fresh black pepper
4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
4 ears corn
1 teaspoon red wine, balsamic or white vinegar
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, minced
Parmesan cheese, grated, for serving


  1. In a large soup pot saute onion in oil over medium-low heat until tender and translucent. Add garlic and saute until fragrant. Add zucchini, tomatoes, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few cracks of pepper, cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile cut the corn from the cobs. Then turn the knife around and scrape the flat side of it against the cob to get the ‘milk’ from it. Add the broth and corn including two or three of the cobs snapped in half. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the cobs and stir in the vinegar and basil. Taste and re-season with salt and pepper if needed. Serve with Parmesan cheese and crusty bread.


Adapted from How to Cook Everything page 57

Copyright ©2013 Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice by Reeni Pisano All Rights Reserved.


  1. Chiara "Kika&qu says

    Wow, all your corn recipes are to die for! As soon as I see one and decide it's my favorite one, you post another one and it becomes a new favorite… thanks!

  2. Chris says

    Great colors and that soup sounds so filling. Some soups leave me feeling like I didn't really eat but this one brings body and I doubt I'd walk away still hungry. Very nice.

  3. Claudia says

    The best recipe for a soup-o-holic who has all the late summer vegetables sitting around. I wonder if I could use my baseball bat zucchini for some of this.

  4. Heather Schmitt-Gonz says

    Oh my goodness gracious golly gee ;0That soup is chock-full of deeeeliciousness! Seriuosly, it's a beauty!

  5. Brenda says

    What a gorgeous summer soup. So much flavour and so healthy. Yum! Thanks for linking up to Cookbook Sundays Reenie!

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