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by Mars
courgette soup recipe

Our courgettes in the vegetable garden are currently producing vast quantities of fruit, so we’re going to share our easy-to-make, exceptionally tasty courgette soup recipe with you.

Courgette soup recipe ingredients

  • 3-4 sticks of celery
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2-3 medium carrots
  • 3-4 medium courgettes
  • 2 litres of water
  • Two tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt
  • Single cream (optional)

Step-by-step

Chop up the celery, carrot, onion and courgettes.

mirepoix

Put the oil into a pot, and bring to a medium temperature. When heated, add the celery, onion and carrot (mirepoix) with a pinch of salt and let them cook for about five minutes. Do not let the onions burn.

When the onions have softened, add the courgettes and let everything simmer for 2-3 minutes.

Add 2 litres of cold water to the mixture, ensuring that all the vegetables are covered. Add a pinch of salt, and bring to a simmer. Cook the soup on a low-medium heat for 30 minutes until the courgettes are cooked.

courgette soup recipe

Time to blend the soup. I use an immersion blender, but you can also use a blender from your food processor. Blend until smooth.

courgette soup recipe

Taste and season accordingly with salt. I like to use Maldon salt because it offers an excellent amount of salty flavour to food without being overpowering or too salty, and it brings vegetable flavors to the fore. You can also add a pinch of white pepper.

At this point, I like to add some single cream (about 100ml) to the soup as this softens the flavours and gives it some added body. It also adds a nice colour to the soup. This is not essential, and you don’t have to add it, especially if you’re looking for a vegan option.

Serve warm-hot (but can be enjoyed cool or room temperature on hot summer days) and I always enjoy mine with a slice or two of homemade bread.

From start to finish, this soup takes less than hour to make. It’s super easy, healthy and extremely delicious. Enjoy.

5 comments

Eddy Winko 2 August 2020 - 12:13

Looks great, I will give it a go next time we have a few spare. Courgettes are incredibly versatile and we cook up a courgette bigos, make chocolate muffins with grated courgettes, fritters, ratatouille (in jars for the year ahead) and when we run out of ideas the chickens love them as do the goats and rabbits, but our favourite have to be tomato sauce https://winkos.wordpress.com/2015/07/24/tomato-ketchup-from-courgettes-yeah-right/

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Mars 2 August 2020 - 12:41

Courgette bigos sounds awesome. Does it replace the cabbage? I’ll google it.

Going to make a courgette loaf this week, and the muffins are a great idea too. Thanks for sharing!

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windsofchange18 2 August 2020 - 21:01

That looks so delicious and comforting.

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Cathy 2 August 2020 - 21:06

So you have been cooking soup too, I see! Great recipe using celery for extra flavour. I cut another five courgettes today and made soup again.

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Mars 2 August 2020 - 22:13

There’s been a lot of courgette soup on the menu and we still have plenty to pick. We love courgettes though, and I’ll look at making some courgette crisps this week.

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