15-minute summer soup

15-minute summer soup

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(29 ratings)

Ready in 15 mins


Serves 4
This soup has a wonderful, fresh peppery flavour. Great for Sunday lunch

Nutrition and extra info

  • Can be frozen

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal100
  • fat4g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre4g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.81g
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  • knob of butter or splash of olive oil



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • bunch spring onions, chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 3 courgettes, chopped



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

  • 200g podded fresh or frozen pea
  • 900ml hot vegetable stock
  • 85g bag trimmed watercress



    With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…

  • large handful mint



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 2 rounded tbsp Greek yogurt, plus extra for serving



    Yogurt is made by adding a number of types of harmless bacteria to milk, causing it to ferment.…


  1. Heat the butter or oil in a pan, add the spring onions and courgettes and stir well. Cover and cook for 3 mins, add the peas and stock and return to the boil. Cover and simmer for a further 4 mins, then remove from the heat and stir in the watercress and mint until they are wilted.

  2. Purée in a food processor, adding yogurt with the second batch. Return to the pan, then add seasoning to taste. Serve hot or cold, drizzled with extra yogurt.

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26th Aug, 2019
I love this soup and make it a lot. It’s a good way to eat green veg in summer. I’ve started using leeks instead of spring onions as it makes it a bit bulkier but it seems to work with anything really.
19th Aug, 2014
Delicious and so easy in the hotter weather. I add extra watercress (if I have it) or some rocket, amounts don't seem to matter but the more the merrier. Sometimes I add some mixed herbs and have used half-fat crème fraiche if I have no yoghurt. It always turns out well.
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20th Jul, 2014
This soup is absolutely delicious and looks really good too! Even better heated through the next day. All the family loved it, even my 2 year old who doesn't normally eat anything that looks like a vegetable. Really glad we tried this recipe.
20th Jun, 2014
Made this soup for the first time tonight. It is so easy to make, and a nice alternative to heavier wintry soup. Its so healthy and delicious.
15th Dec, 2012
Quick, easy, delicious and low calorie! What more can you ask for!
13th Oct, 2012
Light and tasty. A pleasant, fresher, tasting soup that was easy to make.
29th Jul, 2012
Made exactly to the recipe...delicious and so healthy! Served 6 as a starter for a summery dinner.
16th Jul, 2012
Delicious soup. I made this soup already more than 10 times. I also use often use rocket. You don't have to be very strickt about the ammount of ingredients (I dometimes forget one of change volumes), it will all become delicious.
19th Jun, 2012
Have made this soup in Spain many times for me and my husband,but today I was making it for a supper party and could not buy any watercress so used rocket instead,definitely not as good but ok,very disappointing as I wanted to give my guests a treat.We love it served with a small amount of Greek Yoghurt on the top.
18th Sep, 2011
Very, very easy but with maximum taste. Good for a healthy lunch. Will make it again


27th Feb, 2014
Hello. Is there any way one can add a recipe straight into a collection rather that having them in 2 places please? I tried to delete a recipe from my 'saved list' but noticed that it was then also deleted from the 'collection' I had put it into. Thank you
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