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Broccoli, Leek, and Apple Soup

Updated February 23, 2016

Cookbook

Eat Greens

Published by Running Press

This image courtesy of Colin Cooke

Tart Granny Smith apples add a nice bite to this smooth, luxurious soup.

Makes4 to 6 servings

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 2 hours

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together

Recipe Courseappetizer, main course

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealdinner, lunch

Type of Dishsoup

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 leeks (white and green parts), rinsed, trimmed, and diced
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 bunch broccoli, trimmed and cut into small dice (about 3 1/2 cups)
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 russet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh chives, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a large soup pot over low heat. Add the onion and leeks, cover, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Peel and core 1 of the apples and cut into small dice. Add to the pan and cook, covered, for 10 minutes.

  2. Add the broccoli and broth. Increase the heat to medium and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the potatoes, celery seeds, cayenne, and salt and pepper to taste. Cover and simmer until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside to let cool.

  3. Transfer the soup to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. This will have to be done in batches. Taste and adjust the seasoning, if necessary. (The soup can be made ahead of time and will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for a day.)

  4. Reheat the soup. Cut the remaining apple into small pieces or thin strips. Spoon the soup into soup bowls and garnish each serving with the apples and chives and serve at once.

  5. 4. Reheat the soup. Cut the remaining apple into small pieces or thin strips. Spoon the soup into soup bowls and garnish each serving with the apples and chives and serve at once.

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