All Time Favorite: Broccoli Soup

Hey! I’ve been unable to post anything for a while because schools started but I’m back now. I have awesome things  I plan to share with you. I’ve been on holiday last week and have very cool tips, dishes and recipes all lined up. So keep tuned.

Meanwhile here is one of my all time favorite recipes: Broccoli soup. It is so very easy and very open to modification. And it can make anyone enjoy it even if they don’t like broccoli. It’s super healthy and even super-er (is that even a word?) good for Keto diet, just don’t over do it.

The basic ingredients are:

  • Broccoli
  • Butter
  • Salt

Just like that. Put boiling water on the stove with a teaspoon of salt to the water. Add as much broccoli as you want in small pieces (it’ll lessen the boiling time), don’t forget to use the stalks too, they are quite delicious in soups.  I find that half a regular sized broccoli is good for 2 bowls of soup. Adjust it however you want.

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I used just broccoli and spinach in this particular time, but you can use any ingredient below to make your soup.
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Don’t put too much water in the pan, since we are going to use the stock too, it will be bland if you use too much water.

When the broccoli is boiled take all the pieces and put them in a blender/liquidizer. Add only a ladle of stock and a small cube of butter. Turn them into a puree and gradually add more stock to bring the mixture to a soup consistency. And there you go, the most simple broccoli recipe ever! This is Gordon Ramsay’s version, here is how you can liven it up.

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Your soup’s color is up to you, don’t boil the broccoli too much and if you add carrots make sure you have enough broccoli to keep the green color.

You can add these vegetables in the boiling phase to let their flavor in to the stock:

  • Spinach
  • Zucchini
  • Potatoes (very thinly sliced)
  • Carrots (again sliced thinly to speed up the boiling)

You can add red chili during the blending process.

To garnish the plated soup you can use:

  • Black pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Creme fraiche

Cream really makes the overall taste richer.

But don’t forget this soup’s key point is in its simplicity, don’t add all the ingredients at once, try different combinations and styles. Let me know your favorite one, mine is broccoli and carrot boiled together, added chili to the blender with cream and olive oil finish. It had an amazing color and if you keep you soup in the blender long enough it gets to an unbelievable smoothness. Hope you like this. Enjoy.

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Olive oil, black pepper and cream liven up the soup’s taste immensely.
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