Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Broccoli Soup


It is a great time of year here in Canada for soup.  When it is minus 15 Celsius outside, you really need a hearty soup to warm you up and pump you of veggies and vitamins.  I will make soup from just about anything I have laying around.  If I cook a roast and have potatoes and veg left over, I toss them into a soup the next day.  Since I am on a diet, I can't have bread with mine, but this soup in so thick and hearty, I won;t miss it....much.  I am lying to you...I LOVE bread.  This soup will make me feel cheated without it.

I started off with 2 bunches of broccoli, 1 onion, a few odd carrots lying around and 1 litre of chicken stock. 
Cut the onion and brown it in a little olive oil until translucent.  Throw in the chicken stock, 1 litre of water, the cut broccoli and carrots or whatever veg you have laying around.  I don't usually put carrot in my broccoli soup, but in this case I have a bunch sitting about.  Boil it all with a little salt and pepper until the veggies are all soft.  Blend it in a blender or with a hand held device. (not sure what those hand held blenders are called?)

Finish seasoning with a little salt and pepper and add 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese.  Serve with grilled cheese croutons (make a grilled cheese sandwich and cut it up into squares).

9 comments:

  1. Chania, this sounds fabulous!! I will be filing this one away for when winter rolls around here. Thank you for sharing!!! YUM :) ~ Txx

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  2. Sounds yummy! I love making soup and broccoli is one of my favourites. Will have to give this recipe a go. Thanks for sharing x x

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  3. Sounds so good and broccoli is my favorite vegetable. This sounds so good mostly because I don't really like soups made with cream. Can't wait to try this. Thanks!

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  4. Mmm...warms the cockles of my heart just thinking about it. 'Course here in Texas we add Cheez Whiz...lol!
    Debbie

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    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  6. Sounds yummy! (Immersion blender is I believe what they are called.)

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