Broccoli, Courgette and Lemon Soup

If you are a soup fan, this one is perfect at any time of year.

I like to add some extra protein on the side for maintaining blood sugar balance and supporting muscle mass.

Just add some left over roast chicken or fish, a couple of boiled eggs, or a cup of chickpeas or lentils to make the meal extra nourishing and nutritious.

Broccoli, courgette and lemon soup


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 small head of broccoli roughy chopped including stalk (about 200g)
  • 1 medium courgette chopped (about 200g)
  • Juice and zest of 1/2 a lemon
  • 600ml of homemade or shop bought vegetable stock (or use bone broth)
  • Salt and black pepper seasoning


  1. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan
  2. Sauté onion for 3-4 mins add garlic and sauté for an extra minute
  3. Add the broccoli and courgette and stir
  4. Pour in the stock and lemon zest and cook for around 20 mins
  5. Add the lemon juice
  6. Put soup in a blender and process until smooth
  7. Add required seasoning and serve

Serves 2

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