note – the original video for this recipe is no longer available so I found an alternate video to take its place. Ingredients and technique may vary slightly.
Broccoli is a dark green vegetable that comes from the cabbage family. Broccoli is often bought as a head. The term broccoli comes from the Italian word “broccoli” which translates to “the flowering crest of a cabbage”. Broccoli is popularly cooked steamed or raw because it retains its beautiful color and crunch.
This tree-like vegetable has been dubbed as a cancer fighter due to its sulforaphane and folate content. This broccoli soup is a quick and simple dish. Broccoli florets are boiled in water, seasoned, and then pureed. Delicious, creamy and healthy, this is the perfect soup for those lazy cold nights.
• 1 head of fresh broccoli
• 4 cups of water
• Goat cheese
This recipe takes 10 minutes to make. Serves 2.
Place the broccoli head on a cutting board with the stem up.
Cut the florets by turning the head around.
Rinse the broccoli florets.
Boil water in a pot.
Season boiling water with salt.
Add the florets to the pot. Cook for 4 to 4.5 minutes.
Drain the florets but save the water.
Transfer the florets to a blender.
Pour the water used for boiling into the blender until 3/4 full.
Pulse the blender until creamy.
Season with salt and taste.
In a bowl, place walnuts in the middle.
Slice goat cheese and place on top of the walnuts.
Pour the broccoli soup into the bowl.
Ideas And Tips:
• Choose a broccoli head that is dark green and the florets are closed tightly together.
• You can use any type of cheese to go with the soup. Other favorites are Parmesan and cheddar. You can also opt to remove the cheese altogether.
images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KR44a_5v_A