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Broccoli Soup

Updated February 23, 2016
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Serves6

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 1 hour

Recipe Courseappetizer, main course

Dietary Considerationappetizer, main course

Equipmentblender

Mealdinner, lunch

Type of Dishhot soup, soup

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 medium cloves garlic
  • 2 medium leeks, cleaned and sliced (white and pale green part only)
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 pound broccoli tops, chopped
  • 7 cups vegetable or chicken broth or stock
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup heavy cream (optional)

Instructions

In a large soup pot, heat the oil and sauté the garlic until softened, but not browned. Add the leeks, celery carrot, broccoli and broth. Cover and cook 10 to 15 minutes or until carrot is soft. Turn off heat and add basil, allow to wilt (keep lid on). In batches, place soup ingredients in blender and purée. Pour back in soup pot to heat slightly and add cream if desired.

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