No introductions needed. Broccoli soups are awesome. Super healthy, nice velvet texture and so yummy! I know you can find about a million broccoli soup recipes on the web. Loyal to the core principle of this blog, here’s the simplest, easiest yet super yummy version.
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons oil or butter
- broccoli florets from a large head
- chicken broth (about 2-3 cups, enough to just about cover the broccoli, maybe less)
- salt, pepper
- 1 cup heavy cream (or evaporated milk, or milk)
How to make: Saute the onion. Add broccoli. Add chicken broth. Boil for 20 minutes. Add salt & pepper. Puree with hand held blender . When you are ready to serve, add some heavy cream or milk. Give it a good stir and serve with nice multi-grain toasted bread.
Notes and tips: We like broccoli a lot so I almost always have fresh broccoli in the fridge. For the just in case occasion, I also keep a bag of frozen broccoli in the freezer. For an even creamier texture you can mix 2 tablespoon flour in heated butter, blend with milk and add to the soup. About the chicken broth, well you know your choices, I’m not going to lecture you. Use what you have. I’ve used them all at different times: home made broth, broth in a can, concentrated stock.