Cold courgette, orange & basil soup - healthy and super quick
Admittedly I am not even a fan of a cold soup. But when I tried this one I was sold. The mixture of fresh flavours like raw courgettes (yes you can eat them raw, I even make salads with them), the acidity and sweetness of the orange juice, the fragrance of the basil and the subtle kick from the tabasco makes this such a refreshing and healthy soup. The pine nuts give add protein and help to fill you up.
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I always love the fresh taste but also the vibrant colours of this soup.
This soup is so quick and easy to make. Just throw all ingredients into a blender. The whole process shouldn't take much longer than 5 min.
INGREDIENTS (2 portions):
- 2 sliced courgettes
- 150ml of cold water
- Juice of 1 orange
- Handful of fresh basil leaves
- 1 stock cube
- Handful of pine nuts
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- 1/2 tsp of minced garlic
- Dash of extra virgin olive oil
- A spritz of Tabasco
- Plant-based yoghurt (e.g. Alpro soy or coconut yoghurt)
Ready? Put all soup ingredients into a blender and blend. Done! Sprinkle some chives on it and drizzle some plant-based yoghurt on it. Yes, that's it! More time for yourself.
And if you like really simple lunch ideas then check out my carrot and courgette hummus spread. Great for picnics.
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