Broccoli Soup Recipe| A True Delight!

Broccoli Soup Recipe| A True Delight!

 

“Listen to your broccoli and it will tell you how to eat it.”
~ Anne Lamott

 

I’m not a huge fan of Greens (nope, not proud of it!), so when I was recently advised to eat as much greens as I could by my doc, I knew it was going to be a challenge. That is when I started trying out more recipes with green ingredients and one night for supper I made this Broccoli Soup …and Oh My God! – it was DELICIOUS!

 

Try this broccoli soup by itself or with a grilled cheese sandwich on the side – I guarantee you will be umming and aahing!

 

This recipe is super simple to make, requires minimum and very basic ingredients and if you’re a newbie to cooking or a bachelor that wants to make a very good impression at a house-party – this one is for you! (*wink – wink*)

 

Let’s get cooking!

 

Prep Time: 15-20 minutes

Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes

 

Ingredients

 

  • 1 medium-sized broccoli head (chop the stems and florets)
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 6-8 garlic cloves (minced)
  • Freshly ground Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • 3 tbsp Butter (room temperature)
  • 2 cups vegetable stock or water

 

 

Method

 

  • Start by washing and chopping the broccoli (stems and florets).
  • Place the chopped broccoli in a pressure cooker (or you also use a pan) with the vegetable stock or water and cook it for 2 whistles (or for about 15 minutes if you’re using a pan). Switch off the flame and let it cool for a few minutes.
  • In the meanwhile, take a pan and heat the butter. Add in the minced garlic and chopped onions and cook it on medium flame till it all turns golden-brown. Turn off the flame and let this also cool.
  • Once the broccoli in the pressure cooker/pan AND the butter+garlic+onion mix have cooled, take a mixer-grinder (or a hand blender) and grind these mixtures together till it’s absolutely smooth.
  • Now add this smooth paste into the same pan in which you cooked the butter+garlic+onion and start to bring this to a boil. There’s a good chance that the mix will be thick in consistency, so keep adding some water to the mix as you go, until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Add in the ground salt and pepper and boil the mixture for about 10 minutes. Keep stirring and check for taste.
  • You can also add in any herbs of your choice at this point – thyme, parsley and oregano taste delicious!
  • Your soup is now ready to eat! If you want to kick it up a notch – add a little fresh cream on top and serve with some homemade croutons on the side. (On a lazy day when it’s just Karan and me, I like to use my grill sandwich maker to double toast bread and then chop it into small cubes and throw that into the soup. The creaminess of the soup and the crunchiness of the bread is a DIVINE combination!)

 

 

 

 

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