La “cococciata”

Zucchini and tomato soup

Preparation info

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Appears in

Popes, Peasants and Shepherds

Popes, Peasants and Shepherds

By Oretta Zanini de Vita

Published 2013

  • About

Cococciata is a dialect term for tegame di coccio, an earthenware pot, and by extension its contents.


  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 2 large onions
  • 4 tablespoons medium-fruity extra-virgin olive oil


Dice the zucchini. Slice the onions thinly and fry them in the oil until translucent. Add the zucchini and tomato purée and season with salt. Cover and finish cooking over a low flame until the zucchini is done.

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