A bowl of green soup made with courgette, leek and goat's cheese served with bread

Courgette, leek & goat’s cheese soup

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(11 ratings)

Prep: 8 mins Cook: 17 mins

Easy

Serves 4

This super-healthy vegetarian soup is low in calories and full of flavour. It's packed with three of your 5-a-day, plus folate, fibre, vitamin C and iron

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal304
  • fat16g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre8g
  • protein16g
  • salt1.1g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 400g leeks, well washed and sliced
  • 450g courgettes, sliced
  • 3 tsp vegetable bouillon powder, made up to 1 litre with boiling water
  • 400g spinach
    Spinach

    Spinach

    spin-atch

    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 150g tub soft vegetarian goat's cheese
  • 15g basil, plus a few leaves to serve
    Basil

    Basil

    ba-zil

    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • 8 tsp omega seed mix (see tip)
  • 4 x 25g portions wholegrain rye bread

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the leeks for a few mins to soften. Add the courgettes, then cover the pan and cook for 5 mins more. Pour in the stock, cover and cook for about 7 mins.

  2. Add the spinach, then cover the pan and cook for 5 mins so that it wilts. Take off the heat and blitz until really smooth with a hand blender. Add the goat’s cheese and basil, then blitz again.

  3. If you're making this recipe as part of our two-person Summer Healthy Diet Plan, spoon half the soup into two bowls or large flasks, then cool and chill the remainder for another day. Reheat in a pan or microwave to serve. If serving in bowls, scatter with some extra basil leaves and the seeds, and eat with the rye bread.

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AbyBarker
24th Sep, 2018
5.05
This makes a lovely soup! I used crème fraîche instead of the goats cheese and it was delicious! Nice and light!
suejackson56
2nd Sep, 2018
5.05
Delicious and healthy with the addition of some seasoning.
windog1
6th Jul, 2018
4.05
I use low fat Philadelphia instead of goats cheese and add butterbeans after blending. Keeps me full from lunch until dinner.
louisezzz
15th Jun, 2018
1.05
Never again, revolting, my be OK if you didn't put the goats cheese in, made me gag and the smell is very off putting.
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