A bit late but this is what we ate a LOT of when my vegetable garden was going crazy. Got a little sick of it, to be honest, but now that I no longer have an abundance of courgettes just outside my front door, I’m missing its fresh, light flavour. Can see some courgettes being bought this weekend…
Courgette and Carrot Soup
1 tblspn olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 medium carrots, diced
3 medium courgettes, diced
1 tblspn tomato puree
Vegetable or chicken stock
Handful of fresh dill, chopped finely
- Saute the onion in the olive oil for a couple of minutes. Add the carrot and cook for a further 5 minutes before adding the courgette. Cook until vegetables are almost softened.
- Add enough stock to the pan to cover the veg by 2 cm. Stir in the tomato puree and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Once veg is completely softened, partially blend the soup being sure to leave some chunks for texture.
- Season and stir in the dill.
that is the beauty of seasonal food – you can eat it til you are sick of it and then give it a rest til next season
My plants have just succumbed to powdery mildew. Looks like I’ll be getting a couple more from them, and then that’ll be it.
Like you, I’m already thinking about buying some more this w/e. So versatile, as your soup demonstrates.
Courgette? Now that I had to look up and decided that I have a zillion of those still coming on. Learn something new everyday! I have saved this recipe and will make it soon. The autumn light has began to gild our days and the cool nights are upon us. I stumbled you and posted you on my blog roll since this is such a delightful blog!
Johanna – Too true. Too true.
Aforkfullofspaghetti – Courgette soup fatigue to be more precise!
Ziabaki – I always forget to put the North American word in for courgettes and auberines. It’s caused confusion before! Thank you for the kind words. 🙂
Have just made the courgette and carrot soup with the last monster courgette (zucchini) from our garden – lovely! and a change from the ubiquitous carrot and coriander. Thanks, it’s definitely worth actually buying courgettes just to make it!
This sounds great – as you say, a change from carrot and coriander. Just about to go and make some now.
Would like to ask, as you are a Scottish site, can anybody give me the recipe for clouty dumpling, as I am too ashamed to let my Scottish cousins know I don’t know it!
Love this soup – very tasty and unfettered by cream and other such products. Making it for the second time tonight. Thanks for the recipe!!!
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