Winter is here: Soups for the Soul

When the weather turns colder and it is time to batten down the hatches, there is nothing I find more comforting than a proper bowl of homemade soup. Soup is such an easy and comforting thing to have bubbling away on the hob, and I struggle to justify tinned soup in anyway. All those additives and artificial flavourings are totally unnecessary when you can make a pot chock full of healthy vegetables taste so good, so easily. So I have this super easy and quick soup recipe for you, to prove how seriously simple, not to mind healthy,  it can be to make at home.

Courgette and Parmesan Soup:

Pot of warming goodness

Pot of warming goodness

Serves 4, 2pp per person

  • 1 tbsn olive oil
  • 1 kg of courgettes, diced into chunks
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 500ml good chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp fat free fromage frais or 0%fat greek yoghurt
  • 50g fresh Parmesan, grated
  1. Heat a large, heavy based saucepan and add the olive oil to the pan.
  2. Once the oil is heated, add the garlic and courgette to the pan. Cook for 3-5 minutes until the courgette has started to soften.
  3. Add the chicken stock to the pot, bring to the boil and cook for approx 10 minutes, until the courgette is cooked.
  4. Take the pan off the heat, season with salt and pepper and the blitz the coup with a hand blender.
  5. Stir in the yoghurt and then blitz again. Stir in the Parmesan and stir until it has melted into the soup. Taste the soup and season with salt and pepper.

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