Bean and Courgette Soup with Basil

A quick and easy soup for tonight, ideal for vegetarians or anyone wanting to eat more vegetables.
The basil and olive oil are typically Mediterranean but this soup can be prepared anywhere, as long as you can obtain the ingredients. Alternatively, you can grow the vegetables and the basil. For the olive oil, it is more difficult, my olive trees refusing to produce olives !!

Serves 6:

300g runner beans, rinsed, string removed and cut into 2cms pieces
2 courgettes, peeled and cut into thick rings
1 large potato, peeled and diced
1 onion, peeled and quartered
5 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
A handful basil leaves
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper
Garlic croûtons

1. In a big cooking pot or pressure cooker, put all the vegetables into 1,5 litre of salted water.

2. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 15 minutes.

3. When it is cooked, add the olive oil and the crushed basil leaves.

Serve immediately with garlic croûtons.

Bon Appétit!

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