Broccoli Soup

Last night I made an easy and delicious dinner: broccoli soup.  This is a recipe that I found a few years ago on the foodnetwork.com.  I made some modifications, mainly by adding more vegetables, omitting the cream, and using fresh broccoli  instead of frozen.  If you like cream in your soup, you can add a splash of cream after the soup has been pureed.  Enjoy!

Broccoli Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2-3 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped (or pressed through garlic press)
  • 1 large russet potato, peeled and diced
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 large bunches of broccoli, broken apart into individual florets
  • ½ – 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Melt the butter & olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, and carrots, and saute until translucent, about 5-7 minutes.  Add the garlic, & cook for 1 additional minute.  Season the vegis with salt & pepper.  Add the potato, thyme, and broth and bring to a boil. Adjust the heat to maintain a gentle simmer, and cook uncovered until the potato is fork tender, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, steam the broccoli florets for 3-5 min so that they are partially cooked (but still crunchy).  Add the broccoli to the soup pot and simmer until the broccoli is fully cooked & starts to fall apart.

Puree the soup in batches in a blender or with an immersion blender. Return soup to the pot. Bring to a simmer, taste, and season with salt and pepper.

Recipe modified from: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/broccoli-soup-recipe/index.html

Sauté the onion, celery, carrot, & garlic until the onion is translucent.

Garnish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil & freshly cracked black pepper. Bon appétit!

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2 Responses to “Broccoli Soup”


  1. 1 Eric November 16, 2009 at 5:55 AM

    It was yummy!

  2. 2 Kristine November 17, 2009 at 12:00 AM

    That looks tasty! I made broccoli cheddar soup last night and it was very good. I’d like to do a side by side taste test to see how they compare.

    Kristine


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