Hearty Zucchini Soup

2-4 tbsp. butter or margarine

2 sm. white onions, thinly sliced

1 lg. celery rib, scraped & thinly sliced 1 lg. carrot, scraped & thinly sliced

3 c. chicken broth*

3 med. zucchini, unpeeled & cut into quarters lengthwise & thinly sliced

*May be made with low salt chicken bouillon granules. In heavy soup pot melt butter or margarine and sauté onions, celery and carrot until soft. Stir in 1/2 cup broth and zucchini. Cook until zucchini is tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Add remaining broth and simmer slowly until vegetables are tender, but still hold their shapes. Season to taste. Serve hot, sprinkled with cheese if desired. Serves 6. (May add more carrots and celery if desired.)

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