4                    small or 3 large zucchini sliced or cubed (approx. 3 cups)

2                    medium onions chopped (approx 3 cups)

4              tablespoons olive oil

6              cups chicken or vegetable broth

1                    cup 10 oz. frozen pkg. Baby lima beans

1                    cup frozen green peas

finely chopped fresh parsley and basil

salt and pepper to taste

sour cream (optional garnish)


In 4 quart sauce pan, sauté onions and zucchini in oil until limp.  Add chicken or vegetable broth and chopped parsley and basil and bring to a boil.

Add baby lima beans and green peas and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer 25-30 minutes until vegetables are soft.

Add salt and pepper to taste. 

Puree’ in blender.  Reheat as necessary before serving.  Can be strained through a sieve for a smoother soup.  Garnish w/sour cream.  Freezes well.  Serves 6-8.