I’m trying to branch away from my normal homemade soups and try something different. I have cooked tomato & basil soup and carrot & coriander soup to death. It's definitely time for a change. The only reason I’m picking courgette soup is because I have a shelf in my fridge full of courgettes for some reason. As alas we are coming into the autumnal season, we will be in need of soups to warm the bones. But on the plus side all autumnal vegetables make wonderful soups. With homemade soups you can really control the flavours and calorie content, making them ideal for calorie watching.
· 2 large courgettes, chopped
· 1 garlic clove, crushes
· 1 onion, diced
· 1 carrot, grated
· 500ml of vegetable stock
· 3 sprigs of fresh thyme
· Salt & pepper
· Handful chopped fresh mint
· 1 small potato, cubed
1. In a saucepan, add the onion, garlic, courgette and carrot and sauté for 5 minutes.
2. Add the potatoes and thyme, and mix to combine.
3. Add the stock, bring to a boil, then simmer for 15-20 minutes.
4. add salt and pepper, and the chopped mint, then using a hand held blender to blitz the soup.
Its that simple!