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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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.

kellyc's picture
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Very tasty and filling, I added roasted cumin seeds ground down to a powder and Passata instead of whole tomatoes.

sozzie's picture
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Very easy to make - absolutely delicious. My kids loved it! I added a small amount of hot sauce to it and grated cheese on top with Greek yoghurt for the kids, but I had it as it came. Absolutely a firm favourite - it made a huge quantity but was so delicious we ate the lot!

dobsy09's picture

yes i added chillies for a bit of spice an heat

monkeyjungle's picture
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I found this soup surprisingly tasty given the simplicity of the ingredients. It's not the most amazing soup ever but as a very low calorie dish, it is fab for dieters. It makes a whopping 4 liters so the 90 cal serving is a pretty generous 500ml. A fab find for my 5:2 diet fast days.

thurst9178's picture
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Really Nice Tasty Soup! Easy to make and great for freezing for tasty lunches later in the week! I halved the quantities and it still made loads! Will def make again!

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