Courgette & tomato soup

Courgette & tomato soup

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

Batch cook a vegetable soup when you have a seasonal bounty and you'll always have a healthy meal in the freezer

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
90
protein
4g
carbs
12g
fat
3g
saturates
1g
fibre
4g
sugar
8g
salt
0.8g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1kg courgettes, sliced
  • 1kg tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 2l chicken or vegetable stock from cubes
  • crusty bread, to serve (optional)

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Method

  1. Melt the butter in a large pan, add the onions and courgettes, and cook for 5 mins on a medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the tomatoes and flour. Cook for a couple of mins, stirring around to stop the flour from becoming lumpy. Add the turmeric and stock, cover and simmer for 30 mins.
  3. Purée with a stick blender, then sieve if you want a really smooth texture. Serve hot with crusty bread, if you like, or chill, then freeze for up to 2 months.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2012

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jennifernor28's picture

This is just amazing! Its vegetarian, low fat/calories, adaptable to your preferences and delicious! Its great on a cold day as a comforting dinner or for hosting a get together with people with different dietary needs. love it! Mmmmmm!

jennigee72's picture

Delicious indeed!
But to summarise the hints below:
1. Add 2 chopped cloves garlic with the onions & courgette
2. Use 2 tbsp dried red lentils instead of flour
3. Use 1.5l stock with 2 cubes
4. Add 1 & 1/2tsp turmeric (and a wee bit of chilli!)
5. Serve with croutons, grated cheese, crème fraîche or greek yogurt.
Scrum, healthy and easy to make!

jaynemercer's picture

A fantastic way of using up the glut of courgettes and tomatoes from my allotment. I have two batches stored in my freezer. As I am gluten free I made it with gluten free flour and have been eating the soup with gluten free cheese scones.

mrsjroberts's picture

Really nice once I fiddled around with it after blending!
2 litres of stock is way too much-1.5 would be better and made with 1 extra stock cube. Also, I added garlic oil at the end for more taste but next time will add with the onions (should have read the other comments 1st!)
Agree with adding more turmeric too but you can add that at the end like I did provided you simmer again for 15 minutes to cook it out.
Already bought the ingredients to make it again as it freezes brilliantly too.
Yum!

jennimh's picture

Made this today as trying to eat a little healthier. V easy to make and ingredients cheap. I did follow other peoples advice and added a little extra spice (garlic and chilli). I also only added 1.5l of stock as didn't want it too watery. verdict = good.

pipmanley's picture

Excellent soup definitely will do it again

shokkyy's picture

I did take a few liberties with this recipe because we like our soups spicey. I made half the quantity and added 2 clove garlic, 1 chopped fresh red chilli (with seeds), used 1 tsp turmeric plus 1 tsp cumin. It was absolutely lush. One of the nicest soups I've ever tasted and has become my new favourite way of using up overgrown courgettes.

hi-ho's picture

Followed the recipe but added 1 and 1/2 tsp of turmeric instead,and like was suggested used a stick blender,absolutely gorgeous! Lots in the freezer,and plenty more courgettes in the garden also,great simple soup recipe!

gooseberrycrumble's picture
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Despite following others' suggestions by adding garlic and chilli to this, I found it fairly bland. Makes loads, which was bit of a nuisance since my biggest saucepan wasn't big enough once added stock. Had to use food processor to blitz but stick blender may have sufficed if I'd sliced courgettes in both directions. Much prefer courgette, potato and cheddar soup to this.

gooseberrycrumble's picture
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Despite following others' suggestions by adding garlic and chilli to this, I found it fairly bland. Makes loads, which was bit of a nuisance since my biggest saucepan wasn't big enough once added stock. Had to use food processor to blitz but stick blender may have sufficed if I'd sliced courgettes in both directions. Much prefer courgette, potato and cheddar soup to this.

clarestirling's picture
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Really nice soup. My husband doesn't like courgettes but he said this soup was exceptionally good. The recipe makes a huge amount but can easily be halved.

jb5370's picture
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Forgot to give it a star rating!

jb5370's picture
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Easy and delicious! Great soup for a 5:2 fast day if you are following that diet. I added some fresh basil leaves too.

luebkeval's picture
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I have just made this soup and had some for lunch. I am on a low/no fat diet and this soup is perfect for that. Very tasty and nutritious.
As per a previous comment in respect of it being even tastier the second day I am looking forward to having it again tomorrow.

maz2244's picture
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I added some fresh chilli and garlic at the beginning before adding the onion and courgette which gave the soup a nice kick. didn't have any turmeric so went without. I used half the quantities and it made loads. Really nice soup, will make again to take to work for lunch.

maz2244's picture
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I added some fresh chilli and garlic at the beginning before adding the onion and courgette which gave the soup a nice kick. didn't have any turmeric so went without. I used half the quantities and it made loads. Really nice soup, will make again to take to work for lunch.

reidjan's picture
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loved this soup, a definite favourite and the kids loved it, great way to use up courgettes and you'd never know the soup was so healthy

sozmen's picture
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I increased the turmeric to 1½tsp because I found it very bland and this really helped.
This made about 10 plates of soup, so I freezed half of it. The other half we had it in two days so let me tell you, better the second day. (4 stars for the second day)

Rowena Wilkes's picture
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Just made a big batch of this. Its really delicious! Im not a huge fan of putting flour into things to thicken them so I used red split lentils instead. I also didnt have any turmeric so left this out completely. I thought that this may make it a little bland but it didnt. Reaaly lovely soup. A definate keeper

cowleenmc's picture

This makes loads but freezes well. I used veg stock-pots and it was really tasty.

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