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Broccoli and onion creamy soup

Broccoli soup
Written by Veronica Lavenia

Broccoli and onion soup is one of my classic Autumn (Fall)-Winter comfort food I love preparing with vegetables from my garden. If you don’t believe this makes a difference, I recommend you give it a try. Growing your own vegetables makes you aware of your eating habits. Those who cultivate a vegetable garden have a particular attention to the choice of the raw material (even the one purchased). Greater sensitivity also means greater attention to the origin of products and ingredients and to the fairness with which workers are treated. Vegetables grown without any pesticides have a mild taste and a delicate texture, completely different to those sold in supermarkets. That is why even a simple thick soup like this is just great with the only addition of high quality olive oil. Broccoli are perfect for soups like these, although cauliflowers can also be alternated or added to this recipe, if desired. 

Broccoli and onion creamy soup: Ingredients

Serves 2

300 g (11 oz) fresh seasonal broccoli 

2 onions (1 if large)

2 potatoes

400 ml (14 fl oz) water

Pinch of sea salt

3 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil

White pepper, to taste (optional)

2 slices rustic bread 

Broccoli and onion creamy soup: Method

  1. Peel the onion and cut into chunks. Clean the broccoli, removing the hardest parts, and cut into small pieces.
  2. Peel the potatoes and then cook all the vegetables in a large pot of salted water for about 30 minutes.
  3. When cooked, leave to cool and blend until the consistency is more or less creamy, according to taste. Put on the heat again for about 5 minutes.
  4. Season with a little olive oil and, if desired, white pepper.
  5. Serve immediately with rustic bread.

PH: Veronica Lavenia

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About the author

Veronica Lavenia

PhD (former University academic). Italian based food writer, food consultant and magazine contributor. Authors of six books (five cookbooks), some of her works have appeared and appears in the most popular International food magazine, as “Gluten-free Heaven”; "Vegetarian Living"; "Veggie Magazine"; "Lifestyle FOOD"; "Australian Good Food & Travel Guide; "Chickpea";" TML" (The Mediterranean lifestyle), among others.