Comforting & healthy Courgette, tomato & basil soup

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This soup is a very Mediterranean-style version of a courgette soup. With the addition of tomato and basil it tastes like you find yourself sitting in a sunny Italian garden.

It is a great soup to enjoy for lunch with a nice piece of rustic bread and a salad. But it would work great as well as a starter for a Mediterranean themed dinner.

Healthy and super easy to make. You can make a batch and freeze it, so you have always a comforting and healthy soup ready.

Main ingredients for this Mediterranean style Courgette soup

  • Courgettes
  • Tomatoes
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • onion
  • garlic
  • lemon juice
  • basil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • chilli flakes (cayenne or other)

Courgette soup with a little added vegan pesto

I always like to add texture to any of my soups. Today I chose for some pan fried cherry tomatoes. Of course you can roast them as well. Which if you have the time (which I didn’t) is probably even nicer. Add a little tiny bit of pesto on each tomato, that will make the real difference 🙂 Yummy!!

I like to use my own ‘super simple to make’ vegan pesto, because I always like to know exactly what the ingredients are. Check out this simple pesto recipe.

But of course you can use a good shop bought vegan pesto.

The pesto does really make a difference to the whole courgette soup experience. It pairs beautifully with the soup and the tomatoes, it lifts up all the flavours and makes it overall more interesting.

You might want to serve it with a bowl of pesto, so you can spread some on your rustic bread too.

Interested in more healthy Mediterranean style soups;

  • Minestrone, a delicious healthy Italian soup
  • Salmorejo, the veganised version of the Andalusian rich soup
  • Ajo Blanco, the first gazpacho in Spain, white gazpacho.

This courgette soup is great to have ready in your fridge or freezer. It is nutritious and comforting. You can use any other topping like; seeds, croutons, or a drizzle of plant based cream. Enjoy! And please add @haricoco1 to your instagram post if you use this recipe. I always love to see the creations of others.

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