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Courgette, pea and basil soup

Fill your bowl with this vibrant green courgette, pea and basil soup, packed with fresh flavours, and feel your tastebuds tingle. Serve it up as a starter or a light lunch in its own right.

  • 20 minutes prep. time
  • 30–40 minutes cooking time
  • Serves 4
  • Soups, stews & curries, Vegetarian & vegan
A white bowl of bright green courgette, pea and basil soup, with a drizzle of oil on top and basil leaves scattered around the bowl
This vibrant soup is packed with fresh flavours | © National Trust Images/William Shaw

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 200g white onions, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 500g courgette, roughly chopped
  • 25g vegetable bouillon
  • 500g peas
  • 10g basil, finely chopped
  • Salt

Method

Step 1

Place a pan over a medium-high heat and add the vegetable oil. Once the oil is hot, add the onions and sauté for 10 minutes until the onions start to soften.

Step 2

Add in the courgette and cook for a further 5 minutes.

Step 3

Add the vegetable bouillon and 500ml water, and simmer for 10–15 minutes until the courgettes are tender.

Step 4

Add the peas and bring to the boil. Simmer for 10 minutes to cook the peas through.

Step 5

Take off the heat and stir in the chopped basil. Blitz with a stick blender until your soup is smooth. Taste and season with salt as needed.

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