Courgette and Ginger Soup

Courgette and Ginger Soup

Although Spring is on the way I still love to eat/drink soup during this season. Courgette and ginger are not two ingredients I would have ever thought to put together in a soup but the combination worked well. The ginger complemented the courgette and it made the soup so much more interesting. The soup could be eaten/drunk hot or cold. Therefore it’s also perfect for the warm summer months I hope we have soon. Either way it’s so tasty I had to share the recipe with you.

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Serves 4


  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Vegetable grater
  • Saucepan
  • Stirring spoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Blender


  • Onion x 1
  • Courgettes x 2 – 4 depending on size
  • Garlic x 4 cloves
  • Ginger x 1 inch piece
  • Dried mixed herbs x 1 tsp
  • Milk x 1 litre (your choice)
  • Salt and pepper to your tastes


  • Peel, slice and dice the onion.
  • Next peel the courgette (optional) and grate it.
  • Squash the garlic under the blade, it will help to loosen the skin and bring out the oil too.
  • Remove the skin and slice the garlic thinly.
  • Now remove the skin from the ginger and slice it as well.
  • Put a large pan onto a high heat on the hob and add oil to the base of the pan.
  • When the pan is hot add in the onions and fry until the start to turn a golden brown colour.
  • The heat might be to hot so turn is down and add a little water if the onion starts to stick.
  • Add in the garlic and ginger and fry for a further minute or so.
  • Next add in the grated courgette and fry for a good five minutes.
  • After the five minutes the courgette will hopefully be soft if not leave for a further few minutes.
  • Once the courgette has softened add the dried mixed herbs and for for another minute or so.
  • Pour over the milk and add salt and pepper to your tastes.
  • Bring all the ingredients to the boil and then remove from the heat.
  • Leave to cool.
  • Once cool enough add all the ingredients to the blender.
  • Blend them together until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour into the saucepan and heat through until warm.
  • Then serve and enjoy with my chickpea flour wraps or a slice or two of bread.
Courgette and Ginger Soup

Courgette and Ginger Soup was a hit with me. My son Ted who is nine is a fan of spice but not to spicy. The soup had an awesome flavour but it’s not a soup I could serve to Ted. I’m not sure my husband Howard would like this either. Although Howard does like ginger so he may enjoy this soup. I really enjoyed it and I served it with chickpea flour wraps. I made a large batch and put the leftovers in the freezer for another occasion too. However you decide to eat this dish, as always, please enjoy. Thank you xxx