What better way to start off the New Year, than with this gorgeous and super healthy soup. I am so happy that Sonja shared her recipe of Broccoli and Spinach soup with us. It is truly delicious and bursting with vitamins and fiber. Treat yourself and your loved ones with this soup and make a flying start in 2012
2 tbsp. olive oil
500g broccoli, cut into small florets and stems thinly sliced.
250-300g fresh spinach, roughly chopped
1 small red chili pepper, seeds removed and finely chopped
1 large onion, peeled and roughly chopped
2 celery stalks roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1.3L – 1.5L vegetable stock
½ tsp. salt
a pinch of black pepper and nutmeg
Smoked chicken, Roquefort or a fresh herb for the topping.
Heat the olive oil on medium heat in your stockpot. Fry the onions, garlic, celery and chili pepper until translucent and add the broccoli. Cover the ingredients and stir occasionally for about 10 minutes or until softened.
Pour in your stock and bring to boil. Once boiling reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Now stir in the spinach, turn off the heat and let the soup cool down for a few minutes. Then purée the ingredients with a hand blender in the stockpot or puree in batches in your blender. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
Serve the soup with a topping of your choice such as finely chopped smoked chicken, Roquefort or a fresh herb.
Bon Appetite 😉