Cream of courgette soup with mint

Fresh and light, this creamy courgette soup with mint is a great starter to be serve with some delicious croutons during a summer lunch. The freshness of the mint and the vitamin-packed courgettes will satisfy even those who don’t particularly like eating when it’s hot. And not only that: if you are a vegetarian, or simply love eating vegetables, you will see that this creamy courgette soup offers plenty of ideas for other velvety soups, to be served hot or cold at any time of the year. Peas, carrots, mixed vegetables … etc etc: almost all vegetables, including the legumes, lend themselves perfectly to the creation of stunning creamy soups.

Ingredients

  • courgettes 600 grams
  • onions 80 grams
  • mint 10 grams
  • milk 250 millilitres
  • salt
  • oil
Information
20 minutes Total time
10 minutes Active time
Serves 4 persons
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Preparation

Cut the courgette into cubes. Cut the onion into thick slices. Coarsely chop the fresh mint. Sauté the courgette lightly along with the onion in saucepan, adding a little water and salt. Add the mint and blend everything together with an electric hand mixer.

Tips
If you want to give an exotic yet light touch to this recipe, you might add some yoghurt; but if you like the idea of beefing it up and turning it into a single course meal, the best way to do so is to add ricotta. One last tip: you can also use this velvety sauce as a lovely light pasta sauce – obviously a summer version. To finish off the soup, try adding some cubes of feta.
Trivia
It has been scientifically proven that eating green vegetables is good for your sight, especially in adulthood. Recipes for courgettes are also great for those on a diet, being very low in calories. In addition, the presence of pectin and dietary fibre in courgettes helps the body to purify itself and to keep cholesterol levels in check. It doesn’t stop there: because they are rich in folic acid, courgettes are beneficial for pregnant women.

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