Surprisingly Delicious Broccoli Soup

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I know, to most, broccoli soup sounds more like a threat than a tasty tea, but it doesn’t have to be that way. This recipe has really opened me to the idea. It’s quick and easy and uses only three ingredients (four if you count the oil). The result is a creamy bowl of moreish goodness that my broccoli-hating toddler requested more of and I had seconds myself too. It a great use for the broccoli that was left abandoned in the fridge all week because it was on special offer too.

Broccoli soup
Recipe from BBC Food website.

Ingredients
1 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
500ml chicken or vegetable stock (I used chicken, from a Knorr Stockpot)
400g broccoli, broken into florets. (This equates to a small head, if you’ve more than that just up the amount of stock)
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
drizzle of fresh cream or a sprinkle of parmesan

1. Firstly, heat the oil in a saucepan and sauté the garlic for 1-2 minutes over a medium heat.
2. Add the stock into the pan, stir well then add the broccoli too.
3. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and leave to simmer gently for about 10-12 minutes, until the broccoli is tender.
4. Season to taste, then blend until smooth, I used my stick blender but you could use a liquidiser either.
5. Drizzle with cream or sprinkle with Parmesan if you’re trying to impress

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Isn’t my new plate lovely? Ignore the shadow on the photo and admire it

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11 thoughts on “Surprisingly Delicious Broccoli Soup

  1. I made broccoli soup myself today too, but we went a little bit fancier with the avoca broccoli and almond soup. The 4 year old starts out protesting ( every time) but loves to sprinkle almond flakes in top. 18month old had seconds. We had 4 clean bowls and I have my lunch for work tomorrow too.

  2. Tried this today. I would never have thought such a simple recipe would taste so good. I am on weightwatchers at the minute so I switched out the olive oil for some spray and it was a zero point soup! I always add salt to my soup as I am making it but it ended up a little too salty so will add at the end as per your recipe the next time. Thanks for sharing – with a salad it made for a really healthy lunch!

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