Broccoli Soup

This is about as simple as it gets, but that’s what makes this soup so delicious. Unlike some of its more calorie-laden varieties (cream of, stilton, cheddar, etc.) you can really taste the broccoli, so this soup feels more like a celebration of its delicate flavour than an austere diet food. (Though it does carry the added bonus of being extremely low-calorie, should that be a current necessity.)

Feeds 4

Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, roughly chopped

1 large head of broccoli, cut into florets and the stem sliced

1 small potato (approx. 100g), scrubbed but unpeeled, cut into 1cm slices

1L low-sodium chicken stock

Salt and pepper

Method

Heat a deep saucepan over a medium heat. Add the olive oil, onion and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until the onion is soft and translucent. Add the broccoli, potato and chicken stock and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to low and simmer, covered, for 15 – 20 minutes until the broccoli and potato are soft enough they can be crushed with the back of a fork. While it’s still hot but not boiling, blend thoroughly. Taste and add more salt and pepper if required. Serve.

Tip: Blending while hot will create a smoother textured soup.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: