Courgette and Mint Soup

Hello dear reader,

The glut of courgettes is coming to its end and many of the summer herbs are starting to fade. Here is a very quick and very tasty healthy soup to lift those last couple of courgettes with the fresh zing of mint. The recipe comes from The Fife Diet and fits their ethos of local eating perfectly, since the ingredients can all be easily grown in your own garden, or picked up at your local veg shop.

It couldn’t be simpler.  Chop a couple of onions and fry in a little oil until soft. Add two chopped courgettes and a pint of stock, bring to the boil & then simmer for 5 minutes. Blend with a handful of mint leaves (adjust amount of mint to personal taste) and return to pan.

Courgette, mint, onion

Reheat and season to taste.  Serve with some chopped mint scattered on top.  Easy!

courgette and mint soup

This soup is also delicious served chilled on warmer days and is very nice swirled with a little natural yoghurt or soured cream.


I am entering this soup into the No Croutons Required soup and salad bloggers challenge run by the very lovely Jac at Tinned Tomatoes and Lisa at Lisa’s Kitchen. Jac is hosting this month and has chosen Smooth Blended Vegetarian Soups as the theme.

no croutons required


I am also entering into the Shop Local blogging challenge run by the extremely talented Elizabeth at Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary. You can’t get more local than your own garden and window ledge! Although I have to admit I did buy the onions – locally though!

Shop Local


Of course, I couldn’t possibly use all that mint and not enter into the Cooking with Herbs bloggers challenge run by the wonderful Karen over at Lavender and Lovage!

Cooking with herbs

Finally, I dedicate this post to the friend who told me recently that she expected my blog to have lots of detox recipes on it – see I can do healthy too!  😉