Warning: session_start(): open(, O_RDWR) failed: No such file or directory (2) in /home/apaaorgu/public_html/w/libraries/joomla/session/session.php on line 532

Warning: session_start(): Cannot send session cache limiter - headers already sent (output started at /home/apaaorgu/public_html/w/libraries/joomla/session/session.php:532) in /home/apaaorgu/public_html/w/libraries/joomla/session/session.php on line 532
Alexandra Palace Allotments Association

Recipe - Courgette, Pea and Spinach Soup

From Harvest to Plate - Sun 6 Oct 2019


Contributed by Christine Heath


330 ml vegetable stock
25g butter
1 small onion, diced
40g peas (fresh or frozen)
2 courgettes, diced
2 medium floury potatoes (e.g. Maris Piper), diced
a clove of garlic, crushed
fresh lemon juice, squeeze of
½ teaspoon wild garlic (or chives), chopped
baby spinach leaves, 2 handfuls
1 – 2 tablespoons crème fraiche
1 teaspoon fresh tarragon, chopped


  • Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the onion, then cook gently for 5 – 10 minutes, until softened.
  • Add the garlic, then cook for a few minutes. Add the potato and stock and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add the courgette, peas and lemon juice. Season to taste, then simmer or a further 5 minutes.
  • Blend the soup until smooth.
  • Add the wild garlic, spinach and tarragon, then stir in the crème fraiche.
  • Reheat gently, and then serve.



Warning: session_write_close(): open(, O_RDWR) failed: No such file or directory (2) in /home/apaaorgu/public_html/w/libraries/joomla/session/session.php on line 676

Warning: session_write_close(): Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct ( in /home/apaaorgu/public_html/w/libraries/joomla/session/session.php on line 676