Such a wonderful, easy soup to make, and, at 36 calories a cup, you can have someone else watch your waist for you 🙂

20130930-133527.jpgWhat you need:

  • 3 courgettes, zucchini (I used two yellow ones, one green)
  • 1 large shallot, sliced
  • 1 celery or leek, green part only, sliced
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 large tablespoon grated ginger
  • mint, handful of
  • lemon zest, of one lemon
  • optional – 1 tsp of veg buillon (if stock has no sodium)
  • optional – sour cream (23 cals per tbsp) or Greek yoghurt (non-fat at 8 cals/tbsp) and extra mint, to serve

What you do:

  1. Saute the shallot and leek till fragrant
  2. Add the ginger and cubed courgettes/zucchini and mint
  3. Once the courgettes have begun to soften, add the stock
  4. Stir and allow to cook, covered for 12 minutes
  5. Blend the soup till it’s a consistency you like (I made this smooth)
  6. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or Greek yoghurt, and extra mint leaves.