Recipes // Courgette Soup

This soup has become a regular feature in our house since the courgette glut started. And when I saw glut, I don’t think it conjures up enough of an image of how many courgettes I have – its the first year I’ve even grown them and I thought I’d get a 3 or 4 courgettes (or zucchini if you’re from over the pond!) from each plant, so I planted 11. I’m getting that many from each plant, but every week!! So I’ve got more than I really know what to do with! This is a great way to use them up because it doubles up well too and it doesn’t hurt it to add in an extra one if you’ve got spare.

Courgette soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves (if you don’t like garlic leave them out, if you love it like we do, add more!)
  • 4 medium courgettes, sliced longways and then sliced
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 1 litre of chicken or veg stock (I like using the knorr stock pots)
  • 50ml cream (optional)
  • Sunflower seeds (optional)
  • Salt and pepper

Method:

  1. Fry the onions and garlic in the butter until soft.
  2. Add the courgettes, put the lid on to soften them for a few minutes. Add the potatoes.
  3. Then add the chicken stock. Make sure it nearly covers the veg, you might need to add a little more water.
  4. Cook for 10-15 mins, until the potatoes are soft.
  5. Turn the heat off and use a stick blender to make the soup smooth. Add cream to taste if using and salt/pepper as much as you like. If you intend to freeze the soup (it freezes well) then don’t add the cream.
  6. Once you’ve poured the soup in your bowl or mug, sprinkle with a few sunflowers seeds and eat!

Easy peasy and uses up all those courgettes! Enjoy and let me know if you end up making it.

Nicole x

2 thoughts on “Recipes // Courgette Soup

  1. I believe that’s what we call zucchini squash here. I love it and have made Zucchini bread but have never seen a soup recipe. I’m going to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing.

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