Rocket & courgette soup with goat's cheese croutons

Rocket & courgette soup with goat's cheese croutons

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(12 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This seasonal soup is packed full of goodness, and every spoonful will bring you a taste of spring

Nutrition and extra info

  • Can be frozen without croutons
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal233
  • fat9g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs28g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre4g
  • protein12g
  • salt1.36g
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Ingredients

  • 1 onion, finely diced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 1 tsp olive oil or knob of butter
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 medium potato, finely diced
    Potato

    Potato

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    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 4 courgettes, grated or chopped
    Courgette

    Courgette

    corr-zjet

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

  • 100g rocket, roughly chopped
    Rocket

    Rocket

    roh-ket

    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…

  • 850ml vegetable stock
  • 8 thin slices baguettes
  • 150g pack soft goat's cheese

Method

  1. Cook the onion gently in the olive oil or butter for 5-10 mins, until soft. Add the potato and cook for 5 mins, then add the courgettes, rocket, stock and plenty of seasoning. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 mins, until the courgettes feel soft. Whizz the soup in a blender, or use a hand blender, until smooth. Return to the pan and keep warm.

  2. Toast the baguette slices, spread each with a little goat’s cheese, then grill if you like, or serve as it is with the soup.

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hungryhusband
17th Aug, 2015
Delicious soup! I added the rind from a piece of Parmesan which I save in my freezer Then remove before liquidising. This gives a lovely depth of flavour
sukieduke
17th May, 2012
Simple and tasty. Loved it and have made it several times either for a light lunch or a dinner party starter
soulemma
24th Jul, 2011
4.05
I pan fried the onion, cougette and addedd some garlic to give colour and a bit more flavour, then added it to the stock with the pots and simmered until soft - just stirred the rocket through just before blitzing! Very yummy - maybe not tasting of courgette but very nice!
bethocallaghan
17th Jul, 2011
3.05
Ok - but not that interesting. I did use shop bought rocket which doesn't have the same fire as home-grown stuff.
imorra
10th May, 2011
What a lovely, delicate, fresh, summer soup! I suggest a hint of lime zest and a few chilly flakes for a truly summery dish!
pd1612
3rd Nov, 2010
4.05
Excellent, Used chicken stock instead of the veg stock, added 2 cloves garlic, 2 small chillies and a bit of parmesan, really nothing like the original but really good and would definitely make again.
andiecoops
21st Sep, 2010
4.05
Made this soup last night as have loads of home grown courgette to use up! I added 2 chopped garlic cloves to the pan with the onion and stirred through grated parmesan at the end for extra flavour. It was yummy but could have been too bland for my taste without my added ingredients!
redsonya2
6th Aug, 2010
5.05
I loved this soup. Quick and easy to make and a great way to use up my surplus of home grown courgettes and rocket. I will definitely make more and freeze for using in the winter...
cathmurphy
3rd Aug, 2010
3.05
Made this today with rocket and courgettes from the garden, but upped the amount of rocket to 300g because I have so much. Came out very well and it's in the freezer now.
sbradley
3rd Aug, 2010
I made this soup ( but without the croutons ) for my lunch today and found it very tasty. I will definitely make it again, especially as it a useful way to use up the glut of courgettes in the garden.

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