Broccoli Soup


Happy 2017!  Wishing you a healthy and happy year.

For many of us 2017 always starts with the intention to eat healthier and ban desserts. Easier said than done but to assist in the process I’m sharing this simple yet flavourful broccoli soup recipe.

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Cheddar Garnished Broccoli Soup

If you often order Broccoli Soup from restaurants you can know whip it up at home quickly and easily. Add a salad or a fresh whole wheat roll for lunch and feel virtuous.  You could probably still add in a little dessert!

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Broccoli Soup

Broccoli Soup

Makes approximately 6-8 servings

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter

1 bunch broccoli, peeled and cut into small pieces (use peeled stalks and florets)

2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into small pieces

1 small onion, cut into small pieces

6 cups vegetable or chicken broth

1 cup milk and cream or combination of both

salt and pepper to taste

Grated Cheddar Cheese to garnish – couple tablespoons per serving

Method

In stock pot over medium heat melt the butter and saute the onion until translucent.

Add the broth, potatoes and broccoli and bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer and cook until vegetables are softened.

Let cool slightly until safe to handle and either use a blender or immersion blender and puree to desired consistency.

Return to pot (if necessary) and add in 1 cup of milk or cream.  Stir well and add salt and pepper to taste.

Add in a little dill or some red pepper flakes for additional flavour if desired.

Serve garnished with some grated cheese.

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