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Vegetable Soup with Courgette Flowers

Posted Jan 31 2008 2:05pm

Courgette flowers are so beautiful, we often forget to eat them.

courgette flowers

This Vegetable Soup is quick and easy to make. Use the Courgette Flowers as soon as they are picked.

Serves 4-6
30-40 courgette flowers
1 onion, peeled and chopped
1 tbsp oil
2 large tomatoes (about 300g), peeled and chopped
salt and pepper
1.5 – 2 litres chicken stock
sour cream to serve

Put 6 flowers aside for garnish
Split the courgette flowers lengthways in half and pick out the stamens. Remove the spiky bits from around the outside of the flower base and separate the flowers from the stalks
Chop the flowers roughly

Strip the stalks as if peeling celery and chop roughly
Soften the stalks with the onion in the oil then add the tomatoes and cook, stirring, till thick
Add the chopped flowers, and salt and pepper to taste
Pour in the stock and simmer for about 15 minutes

Blend the soup till smooth

Serve with a dot of sour cream & a courgette flower on top

3courgette flowers

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