Monday, October 24, 2011

Recipe for Quick and Tasty Broccoli Soup

Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 2 servings
·         1 medium head of broccoli, stems and florets chopped (about 3 cups chopped)
·         3 cups vegetable broth
·         2 TBSP fresh chopped thyme
·         1 TBSP olive oil
·         ½ cup chopped onion
·         1 ½ TBSP fat free half and half
·         1 tsp salt, plus more if needed
·         ½ tsp pepper, plus more if needed
·         Grated aged Parmesan cheese for serving
·         Optional: chunk of crusty bread for serving

·         Saute onion, broccoli stems, salt, pepper, and thyme in olive oil over medium heat for 7 minutes.
·         Add in broth and broccoli florets and simmer for 15 minutes (longer if you want a smooth puree).
·         Remove from heat and cool briefly then pour into food processor or blender.
·         Puree until well blended, about 30 seconds (longer for smoothest puree).
·         Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.
·         Stir in half and half and serve with sprinkle of cheese and with a chunk of crusty bread.