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Courgette (Zucchini) Soup
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Contributed by: lakes-lady68Added: Jan 05, 2008 at 05:13 AM


Delicious, benefits from the addition of 2 tablespoons of dry sherry but itís not necessary ;-). Suitable for Gatherers too!

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (3 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB (6 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (8 beneficials)
  • Type B (6 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (7 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Soups and Broths
  • 1 ounce ghee or compliant Oil
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 750g/1 1/2lbs courgettes/zucchini, finely chopped (I grate them with the magimix, peel them if they are large as the skin can taste bitter)
  • 1 Ĺ pints of compliant stock for your BT or GT
  • 1 bouquet garni (bay leaf, thyme and parsley wrapped in cheesecloth)
  • sea salt


    1 ounce creamy cheese (cottage, farmer, paneer, ricotta) beaten and mixed with a little water to make the consistency of single cream.
How to make it:
  1. Melt the Ghee or oil in a pan and gently fry the onions for five minutes
  2. Add the courgettes/zucchini and cook gently for another ten minutes.
  3. Add the stock, seasonings and bouquet garni.
  4. Bring to the boil and then simmer until the vegetables are very tender (30 minutes).
  5. Remove the bouquet garni, cool the soup and then either sieve or blend until smooth. Reheat gently.
  6. Stir the beaten cheese into the soup (if using) and serve. Garnish with a little chopped parsley or thyme.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Zucchini2 N N N N N N N N
Thyme2 N N N N N N N N
Bay Leaf2 N N N B N N N B
Parsley2 B N B B B B B B
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Oil Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Cream Cheese- A A N N N N A A
Farmer Cheese- N N B B B B N A
Cottage Cheese- A N B B B N A A
Ghee (Clarified Butter)2 N N N B N B N N
Feta Cheese- N N B B B B N A
Ricotta Cheese- N N B B B B A A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Jan 05, 2008 at 11:52 AM By: Rodney