Wednesday, January 18, 2012

zucchini (courgette) soup

zucchini (courgette) soup
serves 3-4

The fastest way to grate zucchini is using a food processor. If you don’ t have one you could get some exercise and grate with a hand grater. Or just cut the zucchini into small chunks - they’ll take a little longer to cook.
The herbs add a some freshness at the end but the soup will be lovely without it.
2 cloves garlic, finely sliced
4 medium zucchini, grated
2 cups tomato passata
1/2 bunch  basil or flat leaf parsley, leaves picked
parmesan cheese, to serve
Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large saucepan and cook garlic over a high heat for 30 seconds or until just starting to brown. Add zucchini and cook stirring for a couple of minutes. Add passata and
2 cups water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 7-8 minutes or until zucchini is tender.
Taste and season and toss through herbs. Serve with cheese grated on the top.

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