17 June 2010

Courgette, Brie & Cumin Soup



























I first made this soup years ago, but had forgotten all about it.

It is lovely and truly slurpsome, if you will allow me to invent a word. It is a full-flavoured soup, made somewhat creamy by the melted brie and whizzed up beans.

Courgette, Brie & Cumin Soup


1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, very finely chopped
1 red onion, finely chopped
3 tsp ground cumin
3 large courgettes, grated
3 pints vegetable stock
200g brie
1 can cannelini beans
freshly ground black pepper


  1. Saute the garlic and onions in the olive oil until the onions are translucent. Sprinkle on the cumin ad mix well.
  2. Add the grated courgette and cook on a gentle heat for 10 minutes. The miture should be quite moist and not stick, but if you find it does you can always add a glug of water.
  3. Cover the courgettes with the vegetable stock and add the brie. Stir for a few minutes to allow the cheese to melt. Add the cannelini beans and whizz the soup until almost smooth, then season with pepper.
  4. Leave the soup to cook gently for another 15 minutes, to give the flavour time to develop.
  5. Serve with crusty bread and a smile or a smug expression, you may choose.

Serves 6

21 comments:

  1. What a simple yet fab soup...warm cumin is a delight in dishes.

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  2. This sounds so delicious Jac - a lovely combination of flavours. Lucie xx

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  3. It certainly perks the flavour of dishes up Peter :)

    Mum and I had it for lunch today and it is even better on day two :)

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  4. I like the use of the brie!

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  5. i actually made a NCR. I hope I have the energy to post tomorrow.

    i do love this soup.

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  6. gorgeous picture! Very inspiring, I hope you win!

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  7. Thanks Pam :)

    You have until Sunday night Maybelle's Mom, no rush :)

    Thanks Kirsten, that was kind, but because I am the host, my soup isn't eligible for the vote :)

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  8. You said the magic word: brie. Yum. And paired with cumin? Brilliant. Copying now!

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  9. Love the colour of the soup. I am totally addicted to Brie at the mo, mmmmmmmm

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  10. I am sure you will adore it Barbara :)

    Hi Chele, I just with I had some brie left to have on a sandwich with tomato.

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  11. Unusual combo that Jacqueline, bet it was lovely though
    Cheers
    David

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  12. It is so very delicious David, you should try it :)

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  13. "slurpsome"? Best made up word....EVER!!!!!
    Yummy looking soup as well.

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  14. ooops I almost forgot.
    just sent you my entry, I hope it will fit in.
    baciusss

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  15. I was quite pleased with it myself Lynn, he he :D

    It is inspired Brii and fitted in beautifully :)

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  16. Love the idea of brie in a soup! I've always thought soup is too healthy - this is a perfect solution!!!

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  17. Much tastier than cream CC and think of all the lovely calcium :)

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  18. MMMMMM,..what a sublte & very special festive soup this is!!

    Brie in a soup,..what a clever idea!!

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  19. I can't say it was my idea Sophie, I am sure I read about it somewhere, but it is good :)

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  20. Ingenious Jac, just very ingenious. OH was drooling.

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  21. It's really good and you've just reminded me. I haven't made this for ages.

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I love reading comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave one. Unfortunately, I'm bombarded with spam, so I've turned on comment moderation. I'll publish your comments as soon as I can and respond to them. Don't panic, they will disappear when you hit publish. Jac x