Sunday, March 21, 2010

Broccoli Soup

I took a nap and when I woke up my mom had magically made this soup.  I love soup.


1 clove garlic, smashed
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 potato, peeled and diced
Pinch of dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 head of fresh broccoli (stem and all!), chopped
1 Tablespoon butter
1/4 cup milk
ground pepper
4 cups vegetable broth (or chicken broth)

Heat the oil in a large pot.  Saute the onion and garlic for a few minutes.  Add the vegetable stock.  Then add the potato, broccoli, thyme, and salt.  Bring to a boil and simmer until tender.  (About 20 minutes.)

Puree the soup (with a hand blender or upright blender).  You can set aside 1/2 cup to add some texture to the soup. Add pepper, milk and butter and stir well and serve with grated cheese.  (We opted for smoked cheddar and Red Leicester.)

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