Broccoli Soup – the minimal version

10 May

©PGhoman Broccoli Soup, simplified

Making soup from scratch always sounded too difficult for me especially when i could easily warm up soup from a can!

However making soup from scratch not only means you really do know what you are eating but also that you can have that smug look of satisfaction on your face when you tell people you made soup in your own kitchen! Plus I made this recipe as easy as I could, with minimal ingredients and stages.

Broccoli soup made easy and healthy –

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz of pre-washed Broccoli florets
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • salt – optional, to taste

Method:

  1. In a shallow pan heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil and saute the sliced onions over a medium heat. Do not let them burn, the onions should start to appear transparent when ready. Once done remove from heat and set aside.
  2. While the onions cool slightly boil the already cut and prepared broccoli in the 2 cups of water. Once the water has reached boiling point, separate the broccoli and water keeping both to one side.
  3. In a food processor blend the onions, broccoli, pre boiled broccoli water and salt to desired consistency. I prefer a little bite to mine so kept little pieces of broccoli grains in the blend.
  4. Next heat the remaining teaspoon of oil in a saucepan and add the flour. Stir together and let the mixture turn a light beige to golden color.
  5. Add the blended mixture from the food processor to the saucepan as well as the milk and keep stirring until everything is mixed well together.
  6. Let the soup simmer on a very low heat for 5 minutes. Congratulations you just made soup and there was not a can in sight!

Serve hot or cold with warm toasted bread rolls or for a healthier option serve whole wheat pita bread.

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