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Wednesday 10 July 2024

Chilled courgette/zucchini soup

This chilled courgette soup is a great way to use up excess courgettes from the vegetable patch or allotment. Perfect for really hot weather. This chilled courgette soup can be stored in the fridge for up to five days.


Ingredients
Serves 8
For the soup
400g/14oz courgettes/zucchini, roughly chopped
3 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
1 large cucumber, roughly chopped
2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
1 banana shallot, roughly chopped
20g/¾oz fresh dill, plus extra chopped dill to garnish
10g fresh mint, leaves picked
1 lemon, juice only
150g/5½oz full-fat Greek-style yoghurt
sea salt and black pepper
For the croûtons (optional)
1 tbsp olive oil
100g/3½oz day-old sourdough, ciabatta or white loaf, torn into 2cm/¾in pieces
sea salt

Method
1. To make the soup, preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Place the courgettes/zucchini in a roasting tin, drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and season with salt. Roast for 20 minutes and then leave to cool.

2. Place the cooled courgettes, cucumber, garlic, shallot, dill, mint, lemon juice and the remaining olive oil in a food processor or blender and blend until very smooth. Add the yoghurt and continue to blend until well combined and smooth. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in 200ml/7fl oz cold water. Season with salt and pepper.

3. To make the croûtons, heat the oil in a small frying pan. Add the bread and fry for 3–4 minutes until golden. Season with salt.

4. Serve the soup in bowls and top with the croûtons, if you like. Garnish with the chopped dill and a drizzle of olive oil.
From idea seen here

Two Other Courgette/Zucchini Recipe Suggestions
Chicken and Courgette (Zucchini) Curry Soup, it's low in carbs, more details here
Stuffed Courgettes / Zucchini in Tomato Sauce, more details here



More to read about courgettes/zucchini here

You will find a variety of recipe ideas and articles within this blog, and it is important to note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e., use a reliable meter. If you have any concerns about your health, it is always advisable to consult your doctor or health care team.

All the best Jan

24 comments:

Tom said...

...it's Zucchini season now!

roentare said...

This is a simple recipe I could follow!

My name is Erika. said...

Hmmm. I bet this would taste good when it's hot, like it is at my house. I need to keep this recipe for once I get zucchini big enough to pick.

happyone said...

I don't think I would like it cold. :)

J.P. Alexander said...

Se ve diferente. Gracias por la receta. Te mando un beso.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Reminds me of gazpacho, which I love.

Angie's Recipes said...

A lovely summer soup!

Margaret D said...

Looks wonderful and rather good cold I should imagine as it's different.

Teresa said...

Creo que no me gustaría, frío solo me gusta el gazpacho. Besos.

Elephant's Child said...

That looks and sounds v refreshing - just what is needed on a warm night.

jabblog said...

That's one to save and savour.

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a wonderful summer soup.
Take care, have a great day!

baili said...

This dish sounds really not just healthy but so yummy Jan
I never added yogurt I zucchini before
Thanks for sharing friend
Blessings to you and loved ones

Anonymous said...

Sounds good! -Christine cmlk79.blogdpot.com

Rose said...

This is something I would want to taste before I made it...

Divers and Sundry said...

I eat soup year 'round, but hot. Cold soup is something I've never developed a taste for.

Laura. M said...

Rico, rico.Esto está buenísimo.Gracias.
Buen jueves para todos.
Un abrazo.

This N That said...

Ii wish I had developed a taste for Zucchini...It is so plentiful this time of year..People can't give it away,it seems..Your soup sounds refreshing and looks great...!!

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

The zucchini soup looks very appetizing. I have it without cream and Greek yogurt.I love zucchini and have a lot of it in the garden
Hugs and greetings.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Spot on just in time recipe! Thank you
I found 2 on the fridge door to cook up!

CJ Kennedy said...

Will be good when the zucchini come in

Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds delicious, a wonderful meal for a warm day! Hugs!

Ananka said...

Sounds good, I love courettes :-D

Lowcarb team member said...

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J.P. Alexander said...
Se ve diferente. Gracias por la receta. Te mando un beso.

It looks different. Thanks for the recipe. I send you a kiss.

Teresa said...
Creo que no me gustaría, frío solo me gusta el gazpacho. Besos

I don't think I would like it, cold I only like gazpacho. Kisses

Laura. M said...
Rico, rico.Esto está buenísimo.Gracias.
Buen jueves para todos.
Un abrazo.

Rich, rich. This is great. Thank you.
Good Thursday to all.
A hug.