Food for Rainy Summer Days – Carrot and Courgette Soup

We are assured that it is in fact the height of the British Summer, although you would forgive us for being a little doubtful here at the Gables. We would so love to be giving you some beautiful barbeque recipes but sadly the rain is still pouring over our herb garden and our barbeque is sitting forlornly underneath its rain cover.

We’ll keep our fingers crossed that soon barbeque season will begin but for now we thought we would share one of our favourite foods for rainy summer days – Carrot and Courgette Soup. This simple soup (which is taken from our recipe book ‘Simply 3-5’) came to us from our very good friend, Kate, and we now regularly make it, especially at this time of year when courgettes are in season. The courgettes add a fantastic texture to the soup, making it deliciously creamy in spite of the fact that it contains no cream at all! All you need is some fresh crusty bread and you have a delicious and wholesome meal.

Carrot and Courgette Soup
Serves 4

25g butter
300g carrots, peeled and chopped
250g courgettes, chopped
600ml vegetable or chicken stock
1tsp sugar
1tbsp tomato puree

Melt the butter in a saucepan and gently fry the vegetables for 10 minutes without colouring.
Add stock, sugar and tomato puree.

Simmer for 30 minutes then process or blend until smooth. Season to taste.

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