• Alison Cara Bladh ACB Nutrition

Broccoli Soup


I just love this easy broccoli soup recipe, broccoli cooks together with onions, celery, garlic and fresh herbs and is puréed into a delicious creamy soup. Try this healthy broccoli soup for lunch or as a snack.


Ingredients

1 cup is 2.36 dl

1 tablespoon butter or coconut oil.

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

1/2 a leek, chopped

1 stalk celery, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme or parsley

8 cups chopped broccoli (stems and florets)

2 cups water

4 cups vegetable stock/broth (2 stock cubes dissolved in hot water works well)

Extra Fresh herbs and spices of your choice (optional)

½ teaspoon salt

Freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions

Heat butter and oil in a pan over medium heat until the butter melts. Add onion, leek and celery; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 4 to 6 minutes. Add garlic and thyme (or parsley); cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 10 seconds.

Stir in broccoli. Add water and broth; bring to a lively simmer over high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a lively simmer and cook until very tender, about 8 minutes.

Puree the soup in batches in a blender until smooth. (Use caution when pureeing hot liquids.) Season with salt and pepper to taste and top with fresh herbs Enjoy!



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