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Courgette and Avocado Pear Soup


  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
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Ingredients

  • 30ml (2 tbsp) olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped
  • 500ml (2 cups) vegetable stock or more
  • 2 medium courgettes, thinly sliced
  • 2.5ml (½ tsp) salt
  • 1 medium avocado, stones, peeled and chopped
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) red pepper, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil a large saucepan over a medium hear. Add the onion and cook for 3 minutes; stir in the garlic and cook, stirring for 1 minute more.
  2. Add the vegetable stock, courgettes and salt. Cover and cook for 10 minutes, until the courgettes are very soft. Cool slightly, then stir in the avocado.
  3. Tip the contents into a blender whiz to a smooth purée. Alternatively, use a hand blender.
  4. Garnish with red pepper, if desired. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • If you like your soup of a thinner consistency, add more stock.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 156
  • Sugar: 3.1 g
  • Sodium: 558 mg
  • Fat: 13.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.2 g
  • Fiber: 4.5 g
  • Protein: 2.6 g