Zucchini Soup with Farina


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 pounds zucchini, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1/4 cup dry farina cereal (such as Cream of Wheat)
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 (4 ounce) package cream cheese, softened


Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and green onion in hot butter until softened, about 5 minutes. Add chicken broth, zucchini, vinegar, and dill to the saucepan; bring to a boil. Gradually pour farina into the broth mixture while stirring. Reduce heat to low, loosely cover saucepan, and cook broth mixture at a simmer until the zucchini is tender, about 15 minutes more.

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Blend soup with an immersion blender until smooth. Add cream cheese and blend again until the cheese is fully incorporated.