Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Simple Broccoli Soup



 Vibrant green fresh soup                           
We’re currently enjoying a 4 day weekend. I know right, 4 day weekend! What does one do with so much time off?  Catch up on sleep, cook vast amounts of food and consume all that’s been cooked of course.

This extended weekend has been nothing short of glorious – relaxing and quiet, almost zen like.

Friday night was spent in the company of my best friends whom I haven’t seen since early December. We had a lovely dinner and a few drinks after which they surprised me with a belated birthday cake!  They totally caught me off-guard seeing that my birthday was about 1.5 months ago but nevertheless it was a really nice gesture! <3
The rest of the weekend was spent lounging around catching up on the latest episodes of my favourite series and reading. I think the laziness is rather contagious as even the parents kept suggesting we eat out in all attempts to avoid cooking! 3 days of eating out has taken its toll on me both weight wise and palate wise and today I woke up craving a simple meal. Not too many robust flavours, something light yet hearty. 
 A few simple ingredients creates a beautiful vibrant soup
This soup definitely ticks all the boxes. Requiring a small number of ingredients one generally has in the kitchen, not only is it quick and easy to throw together but it tastes delicious. This soup is definitely a winner in my books and was the perfect end to a lovely weekend.

Simple Broccoli Soup 

Serves 4


Ingredients

1 large onion, roughly chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 litre vegetable stock
400 g broccoli, roughly chopped
Salt
Freshly ground pepper
Fresh cream (optional)

Method
  1. Fry the onion in olive oil in a large pan until soft and translucent.
  2. Add the potato and stock and simmer until potato cubes are tender.
  3. Add the broccoli and cook for 3-4 minutes until tender but still vibrant green.  Add black pepper and salt to taste.
  4. Blend.
  5. Drizzle soup with cream and serve with crusty bread.



16 comments:

  1. This is so simple, but I bet it was delicious :)

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  2. Happy belated birthday as well and you did a terrific job of photographing a difficult subject. Colors came out wonderful and really looks appetizing! A terrific take on a potato soup, would never know!

    Thanks for sharing, eRecipeCards.com
    Dave

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    1. Thanks Dave! And thank you for the kind words on my photography - I guess the old saying 'practice makes perfect' still rings true :)

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  3. Ah those pictures are stunning. I do often the broccoli soup, but it never looks so good. I think you inspired me to put more effort into the presentation of my food, because looking at those Im simply drooling. Wishing you all the best!

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment - it really means alot :)

      ps: Added more broccoli to give it a vibrant colour!

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  4. ohhh....wowo....excellent captures...love your presentation Nish..;)

    Tasty Appetite

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  5. Well done! I love a simple broccoli soup. It warms my soul :)

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  6. Hi Nish....I am really loving your blog. I just wanted to let you know that I've awarded you a Liebster blog award. Your blog is wonderful :) (visit my latest post for details)...

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    1. Thank you for the lovely award :) Love your blog too xx

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  7. Aww...thats so sweet! I am soon gonna try your broccoli soup.

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    1. Do let me know how it turns out!

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  8. You have such a cute blog with amazing pictures - love it =)

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    1. Aww thank you! I'm glad you like it! x

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