Zucchini (Courgette) Soup

I am waiting for the second wave.

No, not that one.

The second wave of zucchini!

Yes, it is that time of year where many gardeners find themselves inundated with zucchini. My first wave hit at the end of June. And continued until early July.

Since then a steady stream of smaller ones have made it more pleasurable and less stressful! I made large quantities of soup. Twice. With some in the freezer too. And stuffed zucchini is also a regular at the moment.

 

My soup has been a big hit. I think the key to adding flavour is plenty of garlic. I will have to try growing my own garlic one day as we consume an awful lot of it. 😉 A good vegetable stock, a potato and some (surprising?) seasoning make it delicious. Here is the recipe. I wrote it down the first time I made it and liked it so much that I have been using it since:

Zucchini soup

  • 1.25 kg (2.75 lbs) zucchini, roughly chopped into cubes
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 potato, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • a little olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried coriander
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp dried mustard
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 500 ml vegetable stock
  • 250 ml almond milk

In a large pot, heat the olive oil and sautée the onion until soft. Add the garlic, zucchini, potato, all the herbs and spices and the stock. Bring to the boil and then simmer on a low heat until the zucchini and potato are soft. It will only take a few minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool a little. Add the almond milk and then blend until smooth and creamy. 😃

(And if you like garlic as much as we do, this tastes great with garlic bread. 😉)

Zucchini Soup

 

Oh dear, now I am hungry!

Are you enjoying vegetables from your own garden this summer?

xxx

32 thoughts on “Zucchini (Courgette) Soup

  1. Thanks for your soup recipe Cathy. It looks delicious. Besides garlic, Garam masala must be your secret ingredient. I like it but seldom think to add it to my dishes. I’ve grown two tomato plants but not much to write home about. Take care.

  2. Our gardens are doing great this year and we have been enjoying fresh homegrown veggies. We don’t plant zucchini because everyone else does and there is always much to go around.

  3. Sounds tasty, if you like garlic! Matthew Pinsent made a very attractive looking courgette puree on Celebrity Masterchef this week which the judges loved, and it would be interesting to know how he did it

  4. Cathy your zucchini soup looks delicious on the plate: it must be delicious! I have to try it because I love zucchini. I am going to be with my dear Mother all summer in Madrid as doctors. I am not feeling well, I am only reliving day by day everything that happened last year with my dear Father, may he rest in peace: on August 1 we came from the country house to Madrid to enter him in the Hospital Emergency Room. where 11 days later he passed away. We were only 4 days in the country house and because my Father wanted to go and he wanted to go. And I relive every day what happened, I can not help it. Cathy I hope that you and your Man are in good health and safe. Take good care of both of you. Enjoy your wonderful garden. Very affectionate greetings from Margarita xx

    • Dear Margarita, sorry to hear you are so distressed still by your father‘s death. This one year anniversary will hopefully mean you can move on. Stay in good health and best wishes to your mother too. Perhaps she would also enjoy some zucchini soup. 😉

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