Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Broccoli Soup...

I have been doing some Best Buy listings for Sandra over at the $120 Food Challenge. (She has scored a recipe book deal as a result of her brilliant blog, by the way. How cool is that?!)

As I may have mentioned before, I am keen to shop smart, and in season.

And healthily.

So when I saw fresh broccoli at 39c a kilo, I bought a load, and hoped I could score some good recipes......

(39c a kilo? Amazing.)

I was reminded by a fellow twittery person, when I called for recipes,  of broccoli soup.

So here is the result - some of you may recognise this recipe. (He may be famous, but he copied me. I can't even type his name. We have a past, after all............and I am damn sure he Googles himself.)

Broccoli Soup

Very easy, minimal ingredients, very healthy.

Serves 4



Sea Salt

Freshly ground black pepper

2 heads of fresh broccoli

Optional –

60g grated mature cheddar or 4 slices of goats cheese

Olive oil, for garnish

Method -

Cut the florets off the heads of broccoli. Cut the stems into similarly sized pieces. Add all of the broccoli florets and stems to a pot of rapidly-boiling, salted water. Cover. Simmer for ten minutes.

Using a slotted spoon, remove all the cooked broccoli pieces and put into a blender. Keep the cooking water. Top the blender up to about halfway with cooking liquid. Blend carefully. (Go easy. Nothing worse that green boiling water splatting all over the kitchen.) Add more of the cooking water as necessary, to get the consistency of soup that you like best. Season.

If desired, add cheese (goats cheese or cheddar cheese) to the bottom of the bowls before pouring the soup in. Serve, drizzled with olive oil.

The cheese & the olive oil are optional. They do add a little something.

But, if you want a bowl of warmth, a bowl of comfort food for next to nothing calorie wise, leave them out. (Those days when you just want to be good but you also just want to eat and eat?) It is an amazingly creamy soup considering it is zero fat.........



  1. Not dull at all! This looks delish!

  2. Sounds yummy.. I can't wait to try it out.. it's perfect for the Adkins diet.. :)

  3. Throw in a dash of cream and a pinch of nutmeg next time and see how you like it! I love broccoli soup, as does my husband but my kids won't eat green food at the moment (except peas). Might crank out a bowl for myself and the Geege tonight though. Thanks for link to $120 shopping challenge. Will take a look :)

  4. Jodie at Mummy MayhemSeptember 28, 2010

    Yum. Have never tried broccoli soup before! Sounds delish. :)

  5. Julis-journey.blogspot.comSeptember 28, 2010

    That sounds divine. I am definitely going to try it. Thanks for the post

  6. I make something similar, but I blend in 1/2 a punnet of the lowest fat Philly cream cheese at the end. The tsunamis wolf it down. It's the only green thing in the world that passes Max's lips. x

  7. Oh I want me some right now!! I love brocolli soup - can't believe you've got it for 39 cents though, that's ridiculous!

  8. bronnie@dizzydaisy.comSeptember 28, 2010

    Yummy! I love soup. Delicious, and often so low-fat ... Also love broccoli, thanks for sharing

  9. I know, mad price! At my local veggie shop. (I suspect it is locally grown - we live in market garden land.)

  10. Oh goddess, I am so trying the Philly thing - what a great idea! Thank you!

  11. I told Charlie it was Shrek Soup and I told Lexie it was "Princess Fiona Soup." Hahhaha.

  12. Melissa @ Suger Coat ItSeptember 28, 2010

    YAAY! It works. Excellent. Ummm, what was I going to say.

    Oh yes, I looooove broccoli soup. That is all. :o)

  13. I loooove broccolli soup but usually buy it in cans. (I know - shame on me!) I may replace Maxbella's suggestion of Philly with half a tub of Quark as am allowed that for zero syns on the SW plan. Mmm. Ooh I know what I'm making a batch of tomorrow. Thanks Lucy ;)


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