Courgettes are something that you do not have to grow a lot of to get good results. If you do not have a garden, they can be grown in a pot on a balcony or patio, and a single plant will give a decent crop as long as you are not trying to feed hordes of people. For me, the difficulty with courgettes is finding new ways to deal with a glut, and this soup has proved to be just the thing. My neighbour and friend ‘Mrs Next-door’ gave me this recipe. Make loads for the freezer and it will see you through the winter.
- Olive oil 1tbsp
- Onion 1, large, finely chopped
- Potato 1, large, scrubbed and finely chopped
- Courgettes 3, large, finely diced
- Vegetable or chicken stock 1 litre
- Mint 1 small bunch, thick stems removed
- Lemon juice squeeze of (optional)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Parsley handful, chopped, to garnish
This recipe is taken from The Great Dixter Cookbook: Recipes from an English Garden by Aaron Bertelsen (Phaidon, 2017).