Chilled Courgette and Mint Soup

A mild and gentle soup with a pale green colour. Ideal to make the day before and leave in the fridge to chill overnight.

YOU WILL NEED

  • 2 medium leeks, sliced with green tops
  • 1 t (5 ml) Ina Paarman’s Green Onion Seasoning
  • 1 ½ T (22.5 ml) butter
  • 1 potato, peeled and cubed
  • 400 g courgettes, sliced
  • 1 T (15 ml) Ina Paarman’s Chicken Stock Powder
  • 3 cups (750 ml) boiling water
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) fresh cream (optional)
  • 2 T (30 ml) loosely packed fresh mint leaves
  • a generous grating of nutmeg
Method

Season the sliced leeks with Green Onion Seasoning and sauté in the butter in a medium-large saucepan for about one minute. Add the potato cubes and stir-fry until the vegetables are beginning to soften ± 10 minutes.

Add the courgettes, just stir through, and immediately add the Chicken Stock Powder and boiling water. Bring to the boil and simmer for ± 12 minutes until courgettes are just cooked.

Liquidise with the cream (if using) and mint until smooth. Add nutmeg and taste for seasoning. Chill in the fridge.

Garnish with fresh mint.

Serve chilled.

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