Monday, July 23, 2012

123. Mint-Courgette Soup

Soup in July??
Yes, for two reasons. Firstly, it's Ramadan, and a fasting person needs to break their fast with something soothing to the digestive tract after hours of food and drink deprivation.
Secondly, this soup may be served hot or cold, gazpacho style.
The fresh mint with the courgettes make for a tasty and refreshing soup, that will greet your stomach with the utmost comfort and delight.
Adapted from Senses cookbook.


2 Tbsp butter
2 cubes stock
3/4 cup onions, roughly chopped
750g courgettes, thickly sliced
5 cups water, boiled
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
salt&pepper, to taste


In a pot, melt the butter and saute the onion and stock cube until onion is transparent.
Add the courgette slices and saute for 10 more minutes.
Add the boiled water, return to boil, the let simmer covered for 30 minutes or so, until the courgettes are soft.
Remove from heat, add the mint, and let cool.
Blend to a smooth consistency, return to the pot, season to taste.
May be served hot, warm, or cold.

 صحة و عافية


Anonymous said...

First of all I would like to wish you a ramadan kareem dear Mariyam and secondly congratulate you on your absolutely amazing blog with such wonderful recipes that I have been missing for years and had no idea how to make. Just made this soup for the family and it everyone thought it was excellent. Im going to try at least of your recipes during ramadan inshallah. God bless you for your efforts and PLEASE keeping posting. Salamaat

Maryam Mohammed said...

Ramadan Kareem and may Allah bless you and your family!
You made me so happy with your kind words, I thank you so much and wish you all the best :)
Salam alaikum was rahmat Allah wa barakatu.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Maryam :) I am Khadija btw and I am making your chickpea, tomato, coriander right now for iftar and my guests are all coming into the kitchen to see what is this delicious smell. Can't wait to try it :)

Anonymous said...

Hello there. Great blog. What would you make as a side dish to.go with the soup? Thnx

Maryam Mohammed said...

I would make something savory, fried or baked, like kubba or potato croquettes or meat flatbread or sambousak.
Hope that helps, and enjoy.