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I made this soup like 2 months ago, at the start of summer and never posted it. It’s partially because I’m a bad blogger, but also because I honestly don’t think my version of bulbasaur does him/her cuteness justice. But my parents are having an abundance of zucchini in their garden (oh, what a problem to have, am I right?), and if there’s one thing I’m not bad at, it’s solving zucchini problems. So I promised to publish this for them TONIGHT. Maybe, this will even help someone else in a similar zucchini predicament. A zucchiniament. A predicchini. Oh, and it gives you an excuse to use that instant pot you bought that’s taking up valuable space in your kitchen.
This recipe makes 4 bowls of soup.
Bulbasaur Zucchini Soup Ingredients
If you aren't into cooking, use packaged zucchini soup, and just decorate that. Or if you like cooking, but you aren't into Pokémon, skip the decorating and just serve the soup plain.
- ⅛ - ⅓ cup olive oil (depending on your preferred oil intake)
- 2 yellow onions, diced finely
- 5 pounds zucchini (~1 standard-sized produce bag full)
- 2 cups vegetable broth (if using an instant pot, reduce liquid by half a cup)
- salt and pepper to taste
Bulbasaur Zucchini Soup Directions
Sauté the diced onion in olive oil, stirring frequently over low-medium heat until translucent. If using an instant pot, use the sauté button.
Chop the washed zucchini (all except for 2 reserved for facial features if you’re making bulbasaur faces on the bowls of soup). Compost or throw away the end pieces.
Add the zucchini to the onions and continue to sauté.
Add 2 cups of veggie broth to zucchini.
Simmer for 20 minutes on the stove, until the zucchini is soft. If you’re using your instant pot, put the lid on, move the vent into sealed mode, and press the soup button.
Cut your facial features while you wait (see next set of directions).
Remove from heat.
Blend the sautéed ingredients with an immersion blender (or you can use a stand blender if you don’t have one).
Ladle into 4 bowls.
Serve or continue with the following set of directions to decorate.
Bulbasaur Facial Feature Ingredients
- 2 zucchinis
- 1 watermelon radish
- 1 beet
Bulbasaur Facial Feature Directions
Cut both zucchinis lengthwise to create 8 ears, 8 eyes, 8 pupils, and 8 teeth (4 from each squash).
Slice pieces of the outsides of the zucchini for the dark spots on the forehead.
Slice the beet into 8 slices for the red eyes.
Cut 4 mouths from the watermelon radish.