Zucchini (Courgette) and Basil Soup

27 Oct

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This is a simple soup, full of the flavours of summer.   It’s also a great way to use up all your excess summer zucchini’s.   I love using zucchini’s in soups as once blended, they give a very creamy consistency.   Much better than using a potato for a thickener and lower in carbs too!  The basil gives this a great flavour and adds to the green, vibrant colour.   It’s like a soup pesto!  Strictly for basil lovers though.

Just so easy to make too, as are most soups…whip a batch up and have with the delicious bread rolls... it will keep you going for a while!

INGREDIENTS

2 large zucchini (courgette), trimmed and cut into chunks

1 onion, peeled and chopped

2 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped

2-3 tblspns coconut oil (or oil of your choice)

3 cups vegetable stock

1/3 cup basil leaves

Salt and pepper to taste

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METHOD

  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan.
  • Add the onion and garlic and cook on a medium heat for 3-5 minutes until soft.
  • Add the zucchini and cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the stock, bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add the basil and blend with a hand blendor or in a food processor.
  • Season to taste.
  • Eat, slurp and enjoy!
  • Serves 2-4.

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7 Responses to “Zucchini (Courgette) and Basil Soup”

  1. nessaicecream October 27, 2013 at 10:30 pm #

    Yum! I’ll be trying this one!

    • Divalicious October 30, 2013 at 9:29 am #

      Hope you enjoy it! Thanks for popping by too!

  2. vanessaporter18 October 28, 2013 at 6:03 pm #

    Yum! I love simple soups! This is similar to a tomato basil soup I make, but I never thought of doing a zucchini soup! Thanks for sharing! :)

    • Divalicious October 30, 2013 at 9:32 am #

      Glad you like it Vanessa! Slurp and enjoy!

  3. Eileen @ Phoenix Helix April 30, 2014 at 8:31 pm #

    This recipe looks delicious AND it fits the paleo autoimmune protocol (a rare thing). So, thank you! I recently started a weekly Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable through my blog, and I would love it if you linked up this recipe. I’m trying to expand resources for the AIP community. Here’s the link: http://www.phoenixhelix.com/2014/04/23/paleo-aip-recipe-roundtable-24/

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