Courgette and Carrot Soup

A bit late but this is what we ate a LOT of when my vegetable garden was going crazy.  Got a little sick of it, to be honest, but now that I no longer have an abundance of courgettes just outside my front door, I’m missing its fresh, light flavour.  Can see some courgettes being bought this weekend…

Courgette and Carrot Soup

(serves 4)

1 tblspn olive oil

1 onion, chopped

3 medium carrots, diced

3 medium courgettes, diced

1 tblspn tomato puree

Vegetable or chicken stock

Handful of fresh dill, chopped finely

Seasoning

  • Saute the onion in the olive oil for a couple of minutes.  Add the carrot and cook for a further 5 minutes before adding the courgette.  Cook until vegetables are almost softened.
  • Add enough stock to the pan to cover the veg by 2 cm.  Stir in the tomato puree and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Once veg is completely softened, partially blend the soup being sure to leave some chunks for texture.
  • Season and stir in the dill.

8 thoughts on “Courgette and Carrot Soup

  1. Courgette fatigue?!

    My plants have just succumbed to powdery mildew. Looks like I’ll be getting a couple more from them, and then that’ll be it.

    Like you, I’m already thinking about buying some more this w/e. So versatile, as your soup demonstrates.

  2. Courgette? Now that I had to look up and decided that I have a zillion of those still coming on. Learn something new everyday! I have saved this recipe and will make it soon. The autumn light has began to gild our days and the cool nights are upon us. I stumbled you and posted you on my blog roll since this is such a delightful blog!

  3. Johanna – Too true. Too true.

    Aforkfullofspaghetti – Courgette soup fatigue to be more precise!

    Ziabaki – I always forget to put the North American word in for courgettes and auberines. It’s caused confusion before! Thank you for the kind words. :)

  4. Have just made the courgette and carrot soup with the last monster courgette (zucchini) from our garden – lovely! and a change from the ubiquitous carrot and coriander. Thanks, it’s definitely worth actually buying courgettes just to make it!

  5. This sounds great – as you say, a change from carrot and coriander. Just about to go and make some now.
    Would like to ask, as you are a Scottish site, can anybody give me the recipe for clouty dumpling, as I am too ashamed to let my Scottish cousins know I don’t know it!
    Many thanks.

  6. Love this soup – very tasty and unfettered by cream and other such products. Making it for the second time tonight. Thanks for the recipe!!!

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