Food & Seasonal eating

Damn Delicious Zucchini Soup

A very yummy soup recipe to nourish your body and embrace your zucchini glut (it freezes very well!).


  • 5 medium zucchini
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • Garden Bouquet Garni- combination of herbs from the garden (e.g chives, thyme, bay leaves, parsley) in gauze to infuse and remove when cooked
  • 2 cups good quality beef stock or consommé
  • Cream and cracked black pepper to serve


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until the onion softens
  2. Add roughly chopped chunks of zucchini and slightly brown
  3. Add 2 cups of good quality beef stock or beef consommé, and some water to just cover the zucchini- less is more so that the soup won’t be too runny
  4. Add the bouquet
  5. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally for 15 mins
  6. Cool and remove bouquet
  7. Blend cool soup until smooth
  8. Serve re-warmed with cracked pepper and a little cream and cracked pepper