Broccoli Soup

Quick and simple, with five ingredients or less!

This is a recipe that mostly follows Gordon Ramsay’s style for Broccoli Soup. I was so fascinated to find out that his recipe is so simple, yet it tastes like it has a lot of ingredients. My family, however, has preferences, so I added some garlic and a bit of cream to my recipe (the cream can be served on the side for anyone to add later on).

Simple Broccoli Soup, even without cream is already quite delicious

All you need though would be 2 heads of broccoli, some water, salt, and pepper. And if you would like to add a hint of creaminess, Gordon Ramsay suggested a slice of goat cheese on top. Goat cheese has quite a distinct taste though, so going for cream or even dairy-free, plant-based milk will also do the trick.

I also discovered that some toppings work really well with this soup. I went with chia seeds for one of the bowls, which adds some texture to the soup, and boosts its health factor further.

Kale chips and crispy chickpeas is another great idea: place in a tray with salt, pepper, garlic powder and olive oil and into an oven preheated to 210 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes. It adds some crunch, much like croutons but also the flavor of the kale goes really well with the broccoli soup.

Broccoli Soup topped with Chia seeds and quinoa. Almond slivers or toasted pine nuts are also good options
Not my best photo, but this combination is GREAT! Topped with Kale Chips and Crispy Chickpeas

Broccoli Soup

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serves 4-5

Ingredients:

  • 500-700 grams of broccoli florets
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Optional:

  • 1 teaspoon of fried garlic chips (or 2 cloves of garlic, peeled)
  • For topping/additions:
    • 1-2 cups of cream or milk (regular or dairy-free)
    • 1 slice of goat cheese per serving of soup or;
    • Toasted Nuts and Seeds for topping (Pine nuts, chia seeds, almond slivers, etc.) or;
    • Kale chips and roasted chickpeas for topping

Instructions:

  1. In a pot of boiling water, add the broccoli florets, season with salt and pepper, and cook for about 5 minutes until the broccoli florets are soft enough. Test this by trying to put a fork through one and see if there is some resistance. If you are using garlic, you can include the garlic cloves here.
  2. Put the broccoli florets and garlic in the blender and add the soup that was used for boiling. Blend until smooth, adding water as needed.
  3. Serve hot and top with either goat cheese, cream, and/or toasted nuts and seeds, or kale chips and roasted chickpeas. Or you can go simple and eat the soup as it is because it is very delicious as it is!

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