Summery Cream of Courgette & Basil Soup

  I’m still out of action with my bad back today which is very frustrating as I won’t be able to exercise for a while so I need to be extra good food wise to make amends & also needed something super easy to prepare for lunch. I had a good few Courgettes left over from my Zucchini pie recipe the other day so decided to make this very simple, minimum effort but delicious soup. Look at the colours! How fresh does that look? This makes 4 big portions at 1pp a serving or free if following F&H   1 White Onion Diced Finely

1 Garlic Clove Crushed 

150g Potato Diced

3 Large Courgettes Diced into 1 inch cube

1 Vegetable Stock Cube 

1 & 1/2 Pints of Boiling Water

3 Tbsps Skimmed Milk

Salt & Pepper

A Good Handful of Fresh Basil Leaves  Lightly fry the onion in sprayoil for approximately 5 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic & fry for 30 seconds to a minute longer. Add the boiling water, potatoes & the vegetable stock cube. Simmer for approximately 10 minutes & add the courgettes & simmer for a further 15 minutes until the courgettes are just soft. Season well with salt and pepper when you add the courgettes. Take soup off the heat & blend with a hand blender. Allow to cool for a few minutes & add the milk & chopped basil leaves, reblend & check seasoning adjusting if required. Serve & Enjoy! 

  

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