Courgette & tomato soup

Courgette & tomato soup

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(37 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins


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

  • kcal90
  • fat3g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre4g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.8g
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  • 1 tbsp butter



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

  • 2 onion, chopped



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

  • 1kg courgette, sliced



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

  • 1kg tomato, chopped



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

  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • ½ tsp turmeric



    Turmeric is a fragrant, bright golden-yellow root that is most commonly seen and used dried and…

  • 2l chicken or vegetable stock from cubes
  • crusty bread, to serve (optional)


  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 (47)

Rosanne Bell's picture

I thoroughly enjoyed this soup. I only added 1 liter of stock and also some garlic granules and chilli powder. As a type 1 diabetic with kidney & protein problems, I find these recipes extremely useful because they contain all the nutritional values :-)

georgelikescake's picture

I made this last night and it wasn't as great as all the reviews for it, not too sure where I went wrong! I used the right amount of courgettes and tomatoes (Sainsburys salad tomatoes and a few baby plum toms).

Based on feedback I also added a bit of paprika and chilli flakes... maybe I added a bit too much turmeric (didn't bother measuring). I only added 70% of the water and still found it quite watery so I added in some shredded lettuce too.

Overall it was fine, and great for a low calorie meal, but really lacking in flavour!

scatcat's picture

I normally tweak recipes but I made this to the recipe and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Definitely will be in my freezer again.

Wendy Ch's picture

Before adding the tomatoes and stock I also added one crushed garlic clove, two fresh de seeded chopped chillies and half a teaspoon of basil. I used rice instead of flour and added this after blending. Just before adding the tomatoes and stock I also added one tablespoon of tomato purée. Finallly I added a dash of Worcester sauce. The soup was delicious.

ninakupenda's picture

Just made this - used 2 red onions, 4 courgettes, 2 punnets of rosa tomatoes and 500ml chicken stock. No flour or turmeric. Added a chilli and 3 cloves of garlic. Sooo tasty, bookmarking this recipe & will make again.

sweet tooth's picture

I made a few changes to this soup. I added a celery stick, crushed garlic and i was tempted to add 2 slices of bacon. The result was a tasty and hearty soup and will definitely be doing it again.

shell16's picture

I made this soup the other day and it was absolutly delicious made it for my boyfriend and me it was really thick and yummy. Really recommend it!!

iceriley's picture

Reduced the stock to 1.5 litres and added a fresh mild chilli. Lovely soup which I am just about to make again

Feeling hungry's picture

Just made and enjoyed this soup. What a great way to use up the tomato and courgette glut. I agree that less stock (I used just over a litre) and more spice (1&1/2 turmeric and 1/2 chilli) probably improve it. Thanks for the idea.

mirfos's picture

This is a nice soup, but I agree with the comments regarding reduce the amount of stock and add a bit of spice!

come_on_ranger's picture

Excelent recipe! Thank you!

crymlyn's picture

Only had a pound of courgettes and tinned tomatoes so adapted recipe adding a squeeze of garlic purée and half a tsp chilli purée and it turned out very nice indeed
Can't think of anything else to make with future courgettes so will make this again and with homegrown tomatoes if they come..and I had no turmeric so used cumin

suegriff26's picture

This has got to be up there with the worst soup ever! Bland, tasteless and watery. Threw this away, what a waste of ingredients. I give this no stars

ellyhammersley's picture

Made this on the weekend - it was super easy and tasted delicious xx

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.

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


Questions (3)

lynnette 1952's picture

How many ml is a serving.

pipin44's picture

21 chicken stock cubes seems rather too many?!

SiksiMiksi's picture

That's 2 litres of chicken or vegetable stock made from cubes, not 21 cubes.

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