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Courgette & tomato soup

Courgette & tomato soup

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(34 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins

Easy

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

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition per serving

  • kcalories90
  • fat3g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre4g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.8g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 2 onion, chopped

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1kg courgette, sliced

    Courgette

    corr-zjet

    The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 1kg tomato, chopped

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 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.

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Comments (45)

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.

C Glasgow'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.

crymlyn's picture

Veg stock pots. There's a good idea will try them next time thanks

tedranson's picture
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A really good recipe although I do add crème fraîche after it has been blitzed. I realise that the soup cannot be frozen after that has been added but the soup is usually eaten all up, so no need to freeze.
If you think it is bland then add something extra. Experiment with herbs and spices.

KochinVeronica's picture
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Another incredibly tasty soup from your site. Adding some chilly flakes does give it that special kick. I served it with spelt bread croutons and it tasted wonderfully:)
I simply adore BBC GoodFood!

emma_j's picture
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I found this bland and insipid. Actually couldn't eat it!

reidjan's picture
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I loved this soup, as did my kids and my parents. It does make a lot so great for the freezer too. Very simple soup and tasty, great for those fussy kids that don't like bits and you don't have to say there is any courgettes in it at all, it'll fool most into a type of tomato soup

embob73's picture
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I halved this recipe and it still made 5 lunch sized portions. I added some chilli flakes and it worked really well. Really warming but low healthy. Great way to use up courgettes dusting the glut season.

ju6andtwentylegs's picture
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My husband said before I made this "I don't like courgettes" but he soon changed his mind and loved this soup, nice and tasty.

skaurd's picture
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Easy to make, good for dieters or those watching their weight, and fairly tasty.

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