Chilled Courgette Soup with Radish and Mint Pesto

Chilled Courgette Soup wit Radish and Mint Pesto

Lots of courgettes and radishes in the vegetable box and have a large bunch of mint , I was saving it for Pimms but I don’t think its ever going to be hot enough for that delicious summer drink.

I have frittated , grilled kebabed and saladed courgette this year already but how about soup maybe not a natural choice for summer but chilled soups are delicious the secret to keep them light and eat them fresh they don’t keep for long tending to seperate .

Courgette and mint are natural partners set off by zesty lemon and biting radish which also adds a crunch and crazy pink to the soup. If you don’t have radishes a dollop of horseradish cream works well too

Mint and Radish Pesto

4 radishes
Half a lemon juiced
1 handful of mint

  1. Finely chop the radish and mint
  2. Squeeze over the lemon juice

Chilled Courgette Soup

3 courgettes – roughly chopped
1 cup of plain yogurt
1/2 cup of cold water

  1. Steam the courgettes over boiling water for a few minutes. You could boil them but they keep a lovely green colour when steamed
  2. Remove the courgettes from the heat and place in cold water to cool
  3. Drain the courgettes ,add the yogurt and water
  4. Liquidise with an ice cube to chill or place in the refridgerator for 30 minutes
  5. Serve with a dollop of the radish and mint pesto

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