Courgette and Mint Soup

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Hello dear reader,

The glut of courgettes is coming to its end and many of the summer herbs are starting to fade. Here is a very quick and very tasty healthy soup to lift those last couple of courgettes with the fresh zing of mint. The recipe comes from The Fife Diet and fits their ethos of local eating perfectly, since the ingredients can all be easily grown in your own garden, or picked up at your local veg shop.

It couldn’t be simpler.  Chop a couple of onions and fry in a little oil until soft. Add two chopped courgettes and a pint of stock, bring to the boil & then simmer for 5 minutes. Blend with a handful of mint leaves (adjust amount of mint to personal taste) and return to pan.

Courgette, mint, onion

Reheat and season to taste.  Serve with some chopped mint scattered on top.  Easy!

courgette and mint soup

This soup is also delicious served chilled on warmer days and is very nice swirled with a little natural yoghurt or soured cream.

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I am entering this soup into the No Croutons Required soup and salad bloggers challenge run by the very lovely Jac at Tinned Tomatoes and Lisa at Lisa’s Kitchen. Jac is hosting this month and has chosen Smooth Blended Vegetarian Soups as the theme.

no croutons required

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I am also entering into the Shop Local blogging challenge run by the extremely talented Elizabeth at Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary. You can’t get more local than your own garden and window ledge! Although I have to admit I did buy the onions – locally though!

Shop Local

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Of course, I couldn’t possibly use all that mint and not enter into the Cooking with Herbs bloggers challenge run by the wonderful Karen over at Lavender and Lovage!

Cooking with herbs

Finally, I dedicate this post to the friend who told me recently that she expected my blog to have lots of detox recipes on it – see I can do healthy too!  😉

Vohn

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. I do love a bright green, thick soup. It feels as though it’s doing your body so good 😀

    1. Vohn says:

      Mmm yes – it is such a wicked colour Lorraine! Thanks for popping by! Vohn x

  2. shaheen says:

    Lovely to make your acquaintance. I don’t know why,but I tend to overlook courgettes for soup, I will try this recipe next year, not this year as I think I’ve had enough of courgettes for this year.

    1. Vohn says:

      Thank you Shaheen – you too. I completely understand your courgette malaise – it is so easy to grow that we all tend to have far too many and can’t give them away fast enough! Vohn x

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Sounds gorgeous! I’m a recent convert to courgette soup thanks to an abundance of them arriving in my veg box. Thank you for sharing with #ShopLocal

    1. Vohn says:

      Thanks Elizabeth. Yes, courgettes have certainly been prolific this year! Love them! Vohn x

  4. LOVE it, just love it! And, like your friend, I am always on the look out for detox recipes too……for my fast days! Thanks for linking up to Cooking with Herbs Vohn! Karen

    1. Vohn says:

      Thanks so much for the kind words Karen. Funny I thought as I wrote it that all the 5:2ers would like it! Vohn x

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