Aromatic: couscous soup with courgettes and tomatoes

Aromatic: couscous soup with courgettes and tomatoes

Update: 02.11.2021 – 18:01

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Aromatic: couscous soup with courgettes and tomatoes


Fruity: The vegetarian couscous soup with zucchini and tomatoes makes us happy every time.  After a long day, it's perfect for a culinary trip down south.

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Fruity: The vegetarian couscous soup with zucchini and tomatoes makes us happy every time. After a long day, it’s perfect for a culinary trip down south.

Happy with a spoon: The wonderful couscous soup with zucchini and tomatoes is quick and easy to prepare, has a pleasant spiciness and seduces with a wealth of flavors.

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 800ml vegetable stock
  • 500g ripe or tinned tomatoes
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 150 grams of couscous
  • Salt pepper
  • basil
  • Parmesan cheese, fresh and grated (optional)

Approximately per serving:

  • 230 calories
  • 6 grams of fat
  • 35 grams of carbohydrates
  • 6 grams of protein

Preparation time:

  • 10 minutes (plus 20 minutes of cooking)

And here’s how it’s done:


  1. Boil the vegetable broth in a saucepan. Heat about a liter of water in a kettle.
  2. Boil the fresh tomatoes with the water from the kettle, rinse, peel and chop finely.
  3. Wash the chilli, dry it and cut it into coarser strips. Peel the onion and garlic, cut them into thin slices. Wash the peppers, cut them in half, deseed them and cut them into small pieces. Wash the courgettes, cut off the ends, cut them in half lengthwise and cut them into rings.
  4. Heat the oil in a saucepan, sauté the chilli, onion and garlic over medium heat until translucent. Add broth and tomatoes. Bring to a boil and simmer over medium heat for about ten minutes. Add peppers and zucchini. After five minutes, stir in the couscous. Season the soup with salt and pepper and serve garnished with basil. If desired, you can grate fresh Parmesan over the tomato soup. Taste the plate of happiness!


Point Without parmesan, the couscous soup is also suitable for people who eat vegan.


Our vegetarian Courgette and tomato couscous soup is a bit unusual and a very special surprise. Because many people only know couscous as an accompaniment to fish or meat – and not in a soup. In any case, we are completely enthusiastic about the variant, which is why she is a regular guest in our soup bowls. It is light and does not feel heavy on the stomach. Romaine egg flake soup also belongs to the select group of simple but delicious soups. Above all, we are declared fans of couscous. If you feel the same, try the Stuffed Swiss Chard Rolls with Vegetable Couscous and Cream Cheese Dip or the Light Couscous Salad with Feta and Vegetables. Both recipes are made quickly and bring variety to the plate. Just like these liquid slimming products that you can discover in our gallery:

But did you know that mistakes can also be made when preparing soup? Yes you can! In our video, we reveal what they are:


Have we hit the famous “soup button”? Do you fancy a delicious soup? Then you will find more ideas on our thematic page on soups. They show that soups don’t have to be monotonous. In addition, the soups are light and rich in valuable nutrients.



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