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Slow Cooked Courgette Soup

What to do if you have a glut of Courgettes? Make some soup is the easy answer. Its light, full of nutrients, low in fats and carbs too. There's 3 of your 5 a day in this recipe. I didn't peel them but you can if you prefer. I've left it fairly simple but you can add a touch of cream to make it luxurious, add some grated Parmesan for a nutty flavour or some potatoes to thicken it up and make it more filling. The choice is yours. Why not give this a try and let us know how you got on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback. x

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time4 hrsTotal Time4 hrs 15 mins
 800 g Courgettes
 2 Leeks
 2 Celery stalks
 1 tbsp Butter
 1 tsp Oil
 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
 1 tsp Ginger
 1 tsp S&P
 1 tsp Italian seasoning
 200 ml Chicken stock
 1 tbsp Dried Chives
 Handful of fresh chives to garnish
1

Prep:-
Wash and chop the Courgettes. No need to peel.
Wash and chop the Leek.
Wash and chop the Celery.
Chop the chives.

2

Heat the oil and butter in a pan on a low heat. Add the Leek and celery and fry till soft (3-4 mns)

3

Meanwhile add the courgette to the Slow Cooker.

4

Add the garlic, ginger, Italian herbs,dried chives and s&p.

5

Add the Leek and celery into the SC along with the stock.

6

Stir to mix through.
Cook on Low for 4 hrs or High for 2 hrs

7

Once cooked blend with a stick blender. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
Serve hot with a garnish of fresh chives, some crackers to dip in and some mixed seeds.

8

Top Tip:-
Add 50ml of cream to make it a little luxurious.
Or 50g of cream cheese.
Grate some Parmesan in before serving.
Or a sharp cheddar if preferred.

9

Easy Swaps:- Onion for Leek.
Chicken stock for Vegetable.
Chives for Parsley.
Garlic Powder for 2 cloves.
Slow Cooker for hob- adjust the cooking time to a 20mn simmer.

Ingredients

 800 g Courgettes
 2 Leeks
 2 Celery stalks
 1 tbsp Butter
 1 tsp Oil
 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
 1 tsp Ginger
 1 tsp S&P
 1 tsp Italian seasoning
 200 ml Chicken stock
 1 tbsp Dried Chives
 Handful of fresh chives to garnish

Directions

1

Prep:-
Wash and chop the Courgettes. No need to peel.
Wash and chop the Leek.
Wash and chop the Celery.
Chop the chives.

2

Heat the oil and butter in a pan on a low heat. Add the Leek and celery and fry till soft (3-4 mns)

3

Meanwhile add the courgette to the Slow Cooker.

4

Add the garlic, ginger, Italian herbs,dried chives and s&p.

5

Add the Leek and celery into the SC along with the stock.

6

Stir to mix through.
Cook on Low for 4 hrs or High for 2 hrs

7

Once cooked blend with a stick blender. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
Serve hot with a garnish of fresh chives, some crackers to dip in and some mixed seeds.

8

Top Tip:-
Add 50ml of cream to make it a little luxurious.
Or 50g of cream cheese.
Grate some Parmesan in before serving.
Or a sharp cheddar if preferred.

9

Easy Swaps:- Onion for Leek.
Chicken stock for Vegetable.
Chives for Parsley.
Garlic Powder for 2 cloves.
Slow Cooker for hob- adjust the cooking time to a 20mn simmer.

Slow Cooked Courgette Soup

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