Zucchini Soup with Grounded Pork

October 18, 2022  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Zucchini Soup with Grounded Pork

Zucchini Soup with Grounded Pork is a delicious and easily crafted Khmer dish that provides the option to substitute pork with either grounded turkey or fish for those who don’t consume pork. Zucchini, an ancient vegetable originating from Italy, takes center stage in this recipe. Zucchini is a member of the squash family, offering not only a delightful taste but also being low in calories and rich in vitamins. Its versatility allows it to be enjoyed both raw and cooked.

The ingredients for this flavorful soup include grounded pork, fish sauce, sugar, black pepper, minced green onion, water, peeled and sliced zucchini, salt, and chopped cilantro. The preparation involves mixing the grounded pork with fish sauce, sugar, black pepper, and green onion to form small meatballs, which are set aside for later use.

To begin the cooking process, water is brought to a boil in a soup pot, and the small meatballs are added to cook until they reach the desired level of tenderness. The sliced zucchini is then introduced to the pot, and the soup is seasoned with fish sauce, sugar, salt, and black pepper. The dish is elevated with the addition of fresh cilantro, enhancing its overall presentation and aroma.

Zucchini Soup with Grounded Pork is best served hot and can be enjoyed with rice or hot bread. The recipe emphasizes the simplicity of preparation and the delightful combination of flavors, making it a satisfying and accessible option for a delicious Khmer meal.


1/2 lb (225 gram) of grounded pork
1/2 tablespoon of fish sauce
1/2 tablespoon of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
2 stalks green onion, minced
4 cups of water
2 medium size Zucchini, approx 1 ½ lbs (675 gram), peeled and sliced
1/4 teaspoon of salt
A Handful of chopped cilantro

Directions to make Zucchini Soup with Grounded Pork

  1. In a small bowl, mix grounded pork with fish sauce, sugar, black pepper and onion, then using your hands to makes small meatballs, set a side.
  2. Boiled water in a soup pot.
  3. Drops meatballs in to boiling water.
  4. When meatball cooked, add zucchini.
  5. Seasoning with fish sauce, sugar, salt and black pepper.
  6. Top with cilantro.

Serve hot with rice or with hot bread.

Enjoy it

Related: Winter Melon Soup​ with Pork

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Calories Per Serving: 461

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏30g 11%
Cholesterol ‏164mg 55%
Total Fat ‏9g 12%
Saturated Fat ‏5g 25%
Dietary Fiber ‏8g 29%
Protein ‏68g 136%
Sodium ‏1503mg 65%
Sugars ‏18g 36%


30 min


30 min




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