Chard and Courgette Soup
2 courgettes chopped
2 potatoes (floury) diced
2 small to medium onions chopped
handful of Swiss chard shredded
small bunch of chives
really good veg or chicken stock
Gently fry the courgette and onion in a splash of olive oil and add garlic if you fancy. Once the onions are translucent but not brown, add the diced potatoes and stir through for a couple of minutes. Add about a litre of stock, cover and bring to a gentle boil for about 5-7 minutes so that the potato is virtually cooked. Then add the chard and cover again for about 3 more mins. Whizz the soup with a hand blender and add salt and pepper to taste. I added chives at this point and you could go posh and add a swirl of cream too.
This is a delicious, dark green soup and if you are lucky it can all come from your garden now!