Courgette soup with lemon and parmesan

Courgette soup with lemon and parmesan


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About this recipe: A lovely, light and refreshing soup that is very easy to make and has a distinctive flavour, which I adapted from a pasta recipe. Also keeps well and is just as good reheated.

mohainus County Dublin, Ireland

Serves: 4 

  • 3 courgettes
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 large onion
  • 750ml of chicken or vegetable stock
  • juice and rind of one lemon
  • 3-4cm piece of fresh grated parmesan
  • 100-200ml of fresh cream or natural yoghurt
  • salt n' pepper to taste
  • basil puree or oil to garnish

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Fry the onion and garlic over a low heat until beginning to soften.
  2. Add in the chopped courgettes and continue to cook for another 5 minutes.
  3. Add in the chicken stock, season with salt and pepper, and simmer gently for approximately 30 mins.
  4. Leave to cool for 5 minutes and puree until smooth using a hand blender.
  5. Add the lemon juice and rind, parmesan and yoghurt/cream and simmer gently for another few minutes.
  6. Season to taste and add more parmesan if preferred.
  7. Drizzle with basil oil and serve immediately.

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Reviews (4)


Delicious soup with good flavour and my husband enjoyed this one having tried a few other courgette soup recipes . Did not add Parmesan as used a stock pot knorr vegetable stock by Marco White. Did not need cheese . May swirl some yoghurt or thin cream for dinner party. Lemon and basil oil are perfect piquant addition ! - 06 Nov 2013


Family really enjoyed this. - 19 Aug 2012


really easy to cook and great taste - 02 Sep 2016

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