Monday, January 23, 2012

Meatless Monday: Cream of Broccoli Soup

Last week I got myself the How to Cook Everything Vegetarian app for the iPhone from Mark Bittman. Of course I had to try a recipe from this app and I happened to be looking for a cream of broccoli soup and the app provided :) I am planning a review of this app in the future but for now I will share this recipe with you for this Meatless Monday. Of course I adjusted it a bit, because I can never follow a recipe blind ;)

Cream of Broccoli Soup (serves 2 as a main)
- 450 gr broccoli, in florets
- 30 gr butter
- 1 spring onion, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 800 ml vegetable broth
- 125 ml sour cream
- salt and pepper

Put the butter in a deep saucepan over medium heat. When the butter has melted, add onion, broccoli, garlic, a pinch of salt and some pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes. Then add the broth and cook till the broccoli is very tender, about 15 minutes. Puree the soup with a handheld blender until smooth. (till this point you can make it in advance and store the soup in the fridge up to two days) Stir in the sour cream, season to taste and serve.

As a variation you can also make this soup with cauliflower.

This post is part of Midnight Maniac Meatless Mondays.
MMMM is a weekly carnival dedicated to those interested in improving their personal health and the health of the planet by reducing meat consumption one day a week. Every Monday you have a chance to feature a link to something meatless. It doesn’t have to be a recipe {although that would be nice}, it can be a picture of a meatless meal you ate that week, an interesting article you read about meat consumption, a post on your blog about going meatless, perhaps a post on someone else’s blog you found helpful, anything Meatless Monday appropriate.

Also part of Meatless Mondays at My Sweet and Savory.

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