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                                                                  Use the tender leaves of watercress for the pesto, and discard the stems. You can also substitute arugula if watercress isn't available. Serve this soup either warm or chilled. If reheating leftovers, cook over medium-low heat just until hot; the butter-milk could curdle if allowed to boil.

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                                                                  • Yes No vegetable oil cooking spray
                                                                  • Yes No 1/2 cup chopped leek
                                                                  • Yes No 1/2 cup chopped celery
                                                                  • Yes No 5 cup chopped zucchini
                                                                  • Yes No 1 14 oz fat free, less sodium chicken broth
                                                                  • Yes No 1 cup fat free buttermilk
                                                                  • Yes No 1/2 tsp salt
                                                                  • Yes No 1/4 tsp black pepper
                                                                  • Yes No 1/2 cup watercress leaves
                                                                  • Yes No 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
                                                                  • Yes No 1 tbsp pine nut
                                                                  • Yes No 1 tbsp lemon juice
                                                                  • Yes No 1 tbsp water
                                                                  • Yes No 1 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
                                                                  • To prepare the soup, heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add leek and celery; sauté 4 minutes. Add zucchini; sauté 5 minutes. Add broth; bring to a boil. Partially cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until zucchini is very tender. Remove from heat, and cool slightly. Place half of zucchini mixture in a blender; process until smooth. Pour into a medium bowl. Repeat procedure with remaining zucchini mixture. Stir in buttermilk, salt, and pepper.
                                                                  • To prepare pesto, place watercress and remaining ingredients in blender; process until smooth (add more water if necessary). Drizzle pesto over the soup.
                                                                  Yields: 6servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup soup and 2 teaspoons pesto)
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