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Zucchini (Courgette) and Lemon Soup

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This zucchini lemon soup is light and refreshing, yet creamy.  It’s a soup perfect for summer.  Or on those days when you want to be reminded of a summers day

I normally use onions as a base to my soup but have cut them out for this to keep the carbs nice an low.  Making soup is a great way to use up all of those left over summer zucchini’s (courgettes).   The lemon goes so well with this and the texture of the soup is just right (well for my tastes).   Simple to make and delicious to eat – huzzah!

zucchini lemon soup


The soup is just pure zucchini and lemon…simple to make but just delicious to eat.  This is going to be a regular one for me and will find it’s way into my lunch box (well soup container) once a week.


500g zucchini (courgette)

2 tblspn olive oil

zest and juice of one lemon

300ml vegetable stock

1/2 tspn dried thyme

1/2 tspn white pepper

1/4 tspn salt



  • Chop the zucchini (courgette) into small chunks.
  • Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and gently cook the zucchini (courgette) for 10 minutes until soft and slightly golden.
  • Add the stock, lemon zest, lemon juice and seasoning.
  • Bring to the boil and then simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Blend with an hand blender or in a food processor.
  • Slurp, eat and enjoy!

zucchini lemon soup

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    October 18, 2012 at 6:13 am

    Yum, this soup is so easy and delicious. First slurp and I thought I’d overdone the lemon but second slurp assured me I hadn’t. Husband loved too, so making again today having just taken my Chicken, Zucchini & Feta Balls out of oven!

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      October 18, 2012 at 7:17 am

      Glad you like it! Enjoy the chicken balls too!

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    October 7, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    First rainy, chilly day of the season and perfect for soup. It’s simmering now and I have to wait 10 more minutes – smells divine and I love lemon so I know I will love this too. Thanks for all your good recipes.

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      October 9, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      Glad you like them! Thanks for popping by too!

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    Emily |
    October 4, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    This looks great! I’m really into courgette soups at the moment – I made a similar one with basil and parmesan:

    I will give your recipe a try over the weekend as I still have plenty of courgettes in the garden. Thanks!

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      October 4, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      ooh – I love your soup! Fabulous! I’ve also been playing around with a courgette and cream cheese soup but haven’t quite cracked it…it’s missing something..suggestions please!!

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