Caramelised Courgette Soup

Caramelised Courgette Soup has a beautiful depth of flavour! - Fab Food 4 All

Having the children at home for the holidays means more mouths to feed than usual and with all the bargains I’ve been finding in Tesco lately (see my Facebook page) I’ve been making lots of spur of the momentr soups for lunch. I wasn’t intending to post this Caramelised Courgette Soup so didn’t write it down as I made it but it went down so well with the family I felt I should! Indeed my son walked into the kitchen at lunch time and said “do we have to have courgette soup?” as if it was something we have all the time which is certainly isn’t. Anyway fast forward past my hurt feelings to the bit where he said (after emptying his bowl)“actually that was really nice”.

Caramelised Courgette Soup has a beautiful depth of flavour! - Fab Food 4 AllThe thing that makes this soup extra yummy is frying the courgettes until golden which along with the garlic gives them a lovely caramelised flavour. There was plenty left for the following day and due to the potato in it, it thickened up over night so you can just water it down a bit the following day!


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A delicious Caramelised Courgette Soup, perfect for using up a glut of courgettes.
Recipe type: Starter
Cuisine: British
Serves: 6
  • 2 tbsp Rapeseed oil
  • 1 Large onion, finely diced
  • 2 Celery sticks, chopped
  • 3 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 900g Courgettes, sliced
  • 1 Medium potato, diced
  • 850 mls Chicken or vegetable stock
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper
  1. Heat the oil in a pan and sweat the onions and celery under a lid until soft but not coloured (about 10 minutes, stirring occassionaly).
  2. Add the courgettes, garlic and potato and fry until the courgettes turn golden, turning with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add the stock, salt and pepper and replace the lid.
  4. Bring to the boil and then lower the heat to a simmer for 15 – 20 minutes (until potatoes are cooked).
  5. Blend the soup until smooth and check the seasoning.
  6. Serve with crusty bread.

Caramelised Courgette Soup has a beautiful depth of flavour! - Fab Food 4 All

As this soup is made with bargain courgettes and celery I am entering it into Credit Crunch Munch which I am hosting this month and run with Fuss Free Flavours. Next I’m entering Extra Veg also run by Fuss Free Flavours and co-hosted by Utterly Scrummy this month. I’m entering No Waste Food Challenge run by  Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary and finally Simple and in Season over at Ren Behan!

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  1. Rennene Hartland

    This looks delicious going to have to cook this

    1. Camilla


  2. Sarah-Jane Laycock

    I adore soups, this sounds a delicious result with minimum effort

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, I’m all about the minimum effort vibe!

  3. Darrell

    Love courgette soup, so will certainly try to this recipe. Thanks for posting it

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Darrell, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it:-)

  4. Maya Russell

    Great photos. I’ve never tried courgette soup and this recipe looks good.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Maya:-)

  5. Jacqueline Roberts

    Love this such a brilliant recipe

    1. Camilla

      Aaw, thank you Jacqueline:-)

  6. Paul Wilson

    I have have a glut of courgettes – will definitely be giving this a go.

    1. Camilla

      Excellent Paul, let me know what you think:-)

  7. Lucy @ BakingQueen74

    i will be needing this recipe very soon as I have lots of courgettes on the way!

    1. Camilla

      Ooh lucky you Lucy, wish I had a vegetable patch but I don’t seem to have much luck as blite or bugs usually spoil my attempts!

  8. Elizabeth

    What a gorgeous, simple soup – pinned to try later! Courgettes have just started appearing in my weekly veg box, so I’ll be looking for recipes to use them up!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Elizabeth, a veg box sounds lovely!

  9. Jo of Jo's Kitchen

    What a lovely looking soup

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jo:-)

  10. William Gould

    Also a great way of “hiding” courgettes in a meal for those that don’t like them!

    1. Camilla

      I’ve yet to meet someone who doesn’t like courgettes William!

  11. Debi @ Life Currents

    This soup looks amazing! I love the potato in it too!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Debi:-)

  12. Glamorous Glutton

    Great idea to caramelise the courgettes first, I bet it’s really tasty. GG

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, yes it really was tasty:-)

  13. Kerry at Kerry Cooks

    Wonderful way to use up a glut of courgettes! Apparently in certain places people lock their doors only because they come home to gifts of courgettes otherwise!

    1. Camilla

      LOL I can just imagine that – I wouldn’t mind:-)

  14. nazima

    what a pretty and delicious sounding soup. Well done on being so creative when you have more people to cook for over the hols! love the way you have presented it too with the garnish.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Nazima, I seem to be dreaming up new recipes every day at the moment which is great:-)

  15. Emily

    Mmmm really like the sound of this combination. I’m having crockery envy too! X

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Emily:-) Gosh I’m so short of different bowls for my soup posts they all get used in rotation. I just have 2 of those blue bowls and can’t remember where I got them, we usually use them as serving bowls for nuts etc:-)

  16. Niels | Have Another Bite

    I Love Courgette soup, I make it a lot but have never tried to add celery sticks. Will do so next time! Thanks

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Niels, I just threw in what I had:-)

  17. peter @feedyoursoultoo

    Zucchini is so versatile. I really like the soup you created.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Peter, we’ll be having it again soon I’m sure:-)

  18. Heather Haigh

    A lovely soup for summer

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Heather:-)

  19. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    What a great way to use up the abundance of courgettes there are around at the moment. I love that you have caramelised them too.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Danni:-)

  20. Ursula Hunt

    We have loads of courgettes from the allotment so this is a great recipe to keep

    1. Camilla

      Great Ursula:-)

  21. Paul Wilson

    Great timing, my courgettes are just coming into season.

    1. Camilla

      I knew that Paul:-)

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