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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