Creepy Crawly Caterpillar Zucchini Soup
  • About 3 ½ - 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • About 2 cups red or green salsa of desired spiciness (I use homemade chunky salsa or organic salsa, mild or medium in spiciness. Mild will be the best option for many children.)
  • About 2 cups finely chopped zucchini, with peel on for presentation
  • Zucchini "caterpillars," as many as you would like to add
  1. Add broth to large pot and stir in salsa.
  2. Heat to boiling.
  3. Add chopped zucchini and reduce heat so soup is at a simmer.
  4. Cook about 5 to 10 minutes (or longer if you wish) until zucchini is as soft as you like. Add “caterpillars” the last few minutes of cooking. If your caterpillars are frozen, you can add them at the same time that you add the chopped zucchini.
To make a more substantial meal, feel free to small amounts of additional veggies, meat (e.g., cubed cooked chicken or turkey), or seafood if you like, but don’t add so much that you overshadow the caterpillars. The “caterpillars” need to be easily seen. If you make zoodles often, save your “caterpillars” in the freezer each time until you get enough to make Creepy Crawly Caterpillar Soup for your family. You can easily double or triple the amounts in this recipe to feed a larger crowd. If you are serving this soup to individuals who don't care for spiciness at all, you can adjust the proportions of broth and salsa so that the salsa serves to simply add flavor versus much spiciness. Serve this soup with Paleo Bread or Vegan Sweet Potato Biscuits.
Recipe by gfe--gluten free easily at