You’d think I learned from last years overflow of zucchini (courgettes) but here we are again with an abundance of zucchini in my garden… So I’ll be making lots of courgette based dishes! Not that that’s a bad thing as zucchini are a great base for many recipes. You can even use them in desserts! But I’ll start with a delicious ayurvedic zucchini soup recipe.
I love soup all year round. With my irregular lifestyle there is something Vata soothing in eating soup every day. Plus it’s a good way to up your veg intake!
This zesty summer soup recipe is really light and refreshing. I think you could even eat it cold, gazpacho style!
It has just a few ingredients too so it’s super easy to make (you know that’s my style 🤘).
Ayurvedic zucchini soup recipe
1 large zucchini
1 tbsp of olive oil
1 tsp dried sage
juice of half a lemon
1 tsp of lemon zest
pepper and salt to taste
fresh sage to decorate
How to make it
Gently fry the dried sage. Cube the zucchini and add to the pot. Stir for a minute or two, then add water until the zucchini is just submerged. Add the lemon zest and let simmer until the zucchini is soft. Take off the stove, add the lemon juice and blend the soup.
Decorate with a fresh sage leaf and some toasted sunflower seeds.
For further Vata and Pitta balancing you can drizzle a tsp of avocado oil in your soup when serving.
Ayurvedic properties of zucchini
Dosha: Vata and Pitta decreasing
Rasa (taste): sweet, astringent
Virya (energy): cooling
Vipaka (aftertaste): pungent
Its cooling properties make zucchini an excellent summer food that help against the heat. Nature provides what you need! Courgettes are abundant now so let’s eat them :)
Ayurvedic properties of lemon
Dosha: Vata decreasing, Pitta increasing
Rasa (taste): sour, astringent
Virya (energy): heating
Vipaka (aftertaste): sour
Even though lemon is heating, in ayurveda it has uses for sunstroke, summer heat and fever. Lemon peel helps with the regulation of the digestive organs liver, spleen and pancreas.
Ayurvedic properties of sage
Dosha: Vata and Pitta increasing, Kapha decreasing
Rasa (taste): pungent
Virya (energy): heating
Sage helps with decongestion and removes mucus. It is also a detoxicant. Sage supports your digestion, especially the spleen.
If you tried this ayurvedic zucchini soup recipe, tag me on instagram with @foreversunday! I’d love to see your creations!
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