Courgette, Chilli and Tomato Soup

I was given some more giant courgettes by a colleague this week so another courgette soup was in order, last time I made a curried courgette soup so I thought I’d try something different this time and took some ideas from my Lentil, Chilli & Tomato soup which is one of my favourite soup recipes. It was a great success, which is just as well as I’ll be eating it for weeks!

Makes around 9 servings.


1Kg courgettes, diced
2 red onions, chopped
2 carrots, diced
6 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 red chilli, chopped
3 scotch bonnet chillis, chopped
2 x 400g tins of chopped tomatoes
1 tablespoon tomato puree
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried parsley
2 teaspoons hot paprika
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1.5 litre vegetable stock
1 tablespoon olive oil


1. Heat the oil in a large pan on a medium heat and sauté the onion for around 8 minutes.
2. Add the chillis, garlic, carrot and courgette and cook for 10 minutes.
3. Add the tomatoes, tomato puree, stock, herbs, paprika, salt and pepper
4. Bring to the boil then reduce to a low heat and simmer covered for 30 minutes.
5. Check seasoning and liquidise with a wand blender.


  • Lynn

    Made this soup this evening & found the chilli flavour so over powering that it is in edible as a soup. Intend to freeze & try as a basis for chilli con carne. Pity given the effort in growing own veg. Very disappointing.

  • Sorry to hear that, the chilli is definitely the focus on this one, its more of a chilli tomato soup made with courgette to add some texture than a courgette soup in its own right. Not something to show off your home grown veg. Hope you managed to do something with it.

  • Claire

    Absoutely delicious! Perfect way to use up our courgette glut! I know our scotch bonnets are hot so I used 2 instead of 3, so this soup will be perfect for the children. I will make another batch with 3 bonnets soon as we like a bit of a chilli kick. I also used fresh herbs. Thank you for sharing!

  • Craig

    I used one chilli and that made a lovely warming flavour. You can still taste the other ingredients.

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