I know how you feel.., It's Monday you don't feel like standing in the kitchen for a long time (let's face it, there are comedy shows to be seen on tv during dinner time ;) but you do want something healthy and nutricious to sit down with. Homemade soup is THE way to do it!

Here's what you'll need (2 people):

For the soup
  • 1 zucchini
  • 2 onions ( I used 1 red + 1 white)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 liter of vegetable stock ( I made mine using a cube)
  • salt & pepper

For the crostini's
  • 1 french baguette (6 slices for the crostini's, eat the rest with some pesto butter and dip it in the soup mmm..)
  • 1 tomatoe
  • green pesto
  • mozzarella
  • salt, pepper & some dark brown sugar

How is this done? :
  1. Take the zucchini, onions & garlic clove and chop them till fine. Don't mind if it's not pretty, you're gonna blend the whole thing later on so no sweat! Heat some oil in a pan and cook them on a medium heat for about 5 minutes. Now add your stock and close the lid.
  2. While your soup is slowly becoming awesome, yes it will :) Take 6 slices of your baguette and put them on an oven rack. Smear a bit of pesto on the top side, put on a slice of tomatoe and top it off with some mozzarella. Season with salt, pepper & a bit of dark brown sugar. Place it in a hot oven for about 5 minutes or till the mozzarella starts to melt.
  3. Now use this time to take your soup off the heat and blend it to become a smooth and silky deliciousness. (you can use a food processor, stand blender or immersion blender, whatever you like) Put it back on a low heat and season it with some salt & pepper and maybe add some water if you want it to be less thick.
  4. Take your crostini's out of the oven and serve directly with a nice bowl of soup, the rest of the baguette and some herbed or pesto butter. Bon app├ętit! 

PS. I was so excited since it was my first ever go at making homemade soup and if I'd known it was this quick and easy I would have done it many, MANY times before. Let me know if you've had any experiences with homemade soup!

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  1. me love courgette soep! ook lekker met reepjes gerookte zalm!

    1. Oehh dat klinkt ook erg goed! Het was een 1e poging maar meteen erg goed bevallen moet ik zeggen :)

      Fijn weekend meis! Liefs, Daphne


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