Courgette and Peas Soup

15 Oct

This recipe was submitted by the lovely Joop from the Netherlands, which he cooked for his birthday party! Hope you had a great birthday Joop! The recipe is reproduced in Dutch below. Joop cooked this as a starter for 4 people.


Ingredients:  1 onion chopped, 1 clove garlic  (minced),  2 large zucchini (diced), dash of olive oil,  800 milliliters of vegetable stock, 350 grams of peas, 2-3 tablespoons soy cooking cream, chives


Heat a little olive oil in a large pan and fry the finely diced onion gently in about 5 minutes . Add garlic and diced zucchini and cook while stirring for about 2 minutes . Pour the broth into the pan and bring to a boil . Turn the heat low and add the peas , but keep about 2 to 3 tablespoons behind . Cook until zucchini cubes and peas are tender. Meanwhile, cook the peas separately retained in some water, until al dente. Drain and put aside the peas for later.

Puree the courgette soup in a blender or food processor. Season to taste. Mix the peas through the blended soup and serve, topped with soy cooking cream and chopped chives.


In Dutch

Courgette-doperwtensoep (voorgerecht voor 4 personen)

 Ingrediënten: 1 ui gesnipperd, 1 teen knoflook, gesnipperd, 2 flinke courgettes, in blokjes, scheutje olijfolie, 800 mililiter groente- en/of kruidenbouillon, 350 gram doperwtjes, 2-3 eetlepels crème fraîche of dikke yoghurt, bieslook 



Verhit in een soeppan een scheutje olijfolie en fruit hierin de uisnippers zacht in ongeveer 5 minuten. Voeg knoflook en courgetteblokjes toe en fruit al omscheppend ongeveer 2 minuten. Schenk de bouillon in de pan en breng aan de kook. Draai de warmtebron laag en voeg de doperwtjes toe, maar houd ongeveer 2 à 3 eetlepels achter. Kook tot courgetteblokjes en doperwtjes gaar zijn. Kook intussen de achtergehouden doperwtjes apart in wat water, beetgaar. Giet ze af en bewaar. Pureer de soep met een staafmixer of in de blender of keukenmachine. Proef of de soep nog extra gekruid moet worden. Neem hiervoor provencaalse kruidenmix. Meng de achtergehouden doperwtjes door de gladde soep. Verdeel over 4 kommen en garneer met crème fraîche of dikke yoghurt en knip hierboven de bieslook fijn.


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One Response to “Courgette and Peas Soup”

  1. Jessie January 29, 2014 at 6:33 am #

    LOVE this! Finished watching “my daughter the teenage nudist” and was inspired. Great job and keep it up! Much praise from VanCity Canada 😉

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