October 6, 2008

Easy Broccoli Soup Recipe - Broccoli Soup (NO CREAM)

Broccoli is very expensive in India so I have never cooked with this vegetable before. Its very widely available in Singapore and priced pretty much like any other vegetable so I bought some the other day. The only problem was, I didn't know what to make with it. Ignoring TH's comment to "cook it like you do with cauliflower, maybe Aloo Broccoli?" I started searching around for a good soup recipe since I was sure I had come across some nice ones before.

Finally zeroed in on this very easy Broccoli Soup Recipe from BBC - Food (the link to recipe is no longer working). Some people don't like the flavour of broccoli and prefer to avoid and you would think this Broccoli Soup has a strong flavour of broccoli but it actually doesn't. I encourage you to try it even if you are a broccoli-disliker, this soup may just win you over.

Serves 4

Broccoli - 2 cups, chopped (discard the thicker part of the stem
Vegetable stock - 4 cups
Garlic - 3 to 4 cloves, chopped
Olive oil - 1 tbsp
Salt and pepper - to taste (freshly ground pepper makes a lot of difference to the taste)

How to Make Broccoli Soup
1. Heat the oil in a pan and saute the garlic till it turns a light brown at the edges.

2. Add the stock and the broccoli, bring to boil and simmer for 25-30 minutes. The broccoli should be cooked at this point.

3. Blend in a mixie / blender and serve hot with some salt and pepper.

Other Soup Recipes on Edible Garden:
Tomato Soup
Pepper Rasam
Easy Vegetable Soup

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