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Courgette and spinach soup with halloumi crisp

This lovely vegetarian soup brings a lot of flavour to your day. In addition each portion contains your daily cholesterol lowering effect. Enjoy!
serves 4 Gluten free and vegetarian
Preparation time
Over 30 min
Ingredients
  • 1/2
    Onion, diced
  • 1
    garlic clove, sliced thinly
  • 500g
    courgettes
  • 2 tbsp
    tablespoons
  • 1
    vegetable stock cube
  • 400 ml
    water
  • 1
  • 100g
    fresh spinach
  • 80g
    halloumi
  • Handful
    of basil
  • 8
    mint leaves
Method
  1. In a large pan, add 1 tbsp of olive oil, diced onion and a large pinch of salt and fry gently on a low heat until soft and translucent.
  2. Add the garlic, season with black pepper and continue to cook for a couple of minutes.
  3. Slice the courgettes lengthways down the middle and then into 1cm slices. Add 1tbsp of olive oil to the onions, followed by the courgettes and stir to combine all the flavours.
  4. Cook for 5 minutes or until the courgettes start to turn golden and more translucent.
  5. Add the stock cube and 400ml of water and let simmer for 5-10 minutes until all cooked through and tender.
  6. Turn the heat off and add the spinach.
  7. Meanwhile, make the halloumi crisps. Simple grate the halloumi on a cheese grater and sprinkle into a non stick fan. Once golden at the edges, flip with a spatula and cook on the other side for a minute. Transfer onto kitchen paper, it will crisp up as it cools.
  8. Ladle the soup into a blender and add the soft cheese. Blend until smooth.
  9. Ladle into bowls and garnish with basil leaves, chopped mint and halloumi crisp.

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