broccoli shallot soup

20 Nov

5478500913_a364fe642eBroccoli isn’t just for steaming!

Puree this cruciferous wonder into a simple soup, and be wooed by it’s sweet and earthy flavor, filled with vitamin C, K and folate.

Perfect for the change in season, this soup will help keep you in tip top shape for the holidays.

Prep Time: 2 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes

Makes 2-4 servings

Ingredients: 

  • 2 large shallots, sliced thin
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 large head of broccoli
  • 2 C. water
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Lemon, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

Directions: 

1. Prep: Peel and slice shallots, rinse and cut broccoli florets into smaller pieces.

2. Cook: In a saucepan, heat oil and add shallots. Cook for 5-10 minutes, until shallots are caramelized. Add water, and insert a steamer basket (or not) and broccoli. Steam for 7 minutes, or until tender.

3. Process: Add caramelized shallots and steamed broccoli into a big bowl, and blend with an immersion blender until smooth. Or place shallots and broccoli into a food processor, blending until smooth.

4. Serve: Place soup into bowls. Drizzle in olive oil, squeeze some lemon, and add some salt and pepper to taste.

Enjoy this soothing and health promoting soup!

Photo courtesy of sk8geek

2 Responses to “broccoli shallot soup”

  1. olga November 20, 2013 at 8:30 pm #

    I’m flattered you liked my picture enough to use it in your post. However, since my work is copyrighted, you should, at the very least, ask before using it. My work is my livelihood. Using work that someone else did without asking is not according to web protocol.

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