Broccoli Soup


Broccoli Soup

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης!

In Greece our climate is temperate. That means that we experience four stages, spring, summer, fall and winter. All of them are distinct and have their own characteristics which make them unique. Currently, we are in fall and temperatures have changed considerably compared to summer. Days have become smaller and chiller. We have started using cardigans and rains have made their impressive entrance. Temperatures wave between 19°C to 23°C and it is even cooler at nights.

October here is the month of chrysanthemums and gardens around my home are dressed with these beautiful flowers. Schools have well taken their course and all of us are following our winter routine.

Broccoli Soup

October is a very important month for the farmers here, because it is this time of the year that they seed their produce. The rains coming with this month are vital for the success of their plantations and thus they welcome them when they arrive. October is a very important month for the olive gathering too. In the middle of the month farmers start to collect the olives that will give the delicious, nutritional and so good for our health olive oil. The olive oil that is made from October olive crop is by far the best and contains the highest amount of polyphenols. Olives are collected in big plastic baskets and take their way to the olive oil press.

I love this season very much because temperatures are considerably lower than summer’s and nature starts preparing for the winter. It makes me feel a certain melancholy, but somehow I like that. Also, it gives me the chance to change our daily menu and start cooking food that is warm and hearty. In that sense, I made this Broccoli Soup.

Broccoli Soup

Since, we ate a lot of meat that passing week I wanted something filling but meatless. So, I thought I should make a vegetarian soup, one that would have starch to fill our tummies, but also veggies that are major vitamin sources. I decided to do a broccoli soup, because I just love the intense, green color that has. I had sautéed the vegetables before I added the stock, because I believe that this gives a more profound body to the soup.

It was really delicious and if you add some cheese, preferably goat cheese or if you don’t have, just any other cheese you have available in your fridge, then it becomes even more filling and tasty. We all enjoyed it very much, plus it is a very easy and quick meal for weekdays. The whole thing took me no more than 30 minutes from beginning to end.

Broccoli Soup

 

 

5.0 from 15 reviews
Broccoli Soup
 
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Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Soup
Serves: 4
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 500 gr. / 1 lb broccoli, I used frozen you can use fresh if you like
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 medium potato
  • 1.2 lt / 40.5 fl oz. vegetable stock
  • Salt, pepper
  • Olive oil for sautéing the vegetables and for sprinkling on top of the soup
  • 100 gr. / 3.5 oz. goat cheese, grated
  • Croutons for topping
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. In your multi purpose mini chopper chop the onion, garlic, potato and carrots.
  2. Defrost the broccoli florets and wash them.
  3. Take a deep pot and add about 5 tbsp of olive oil.
  4. Sautee in medium heat the chopped vegetables.
  5. Pour the stock, salt and pepper.
  6. Boil for about 10 minutes.
  7. Add the broccoli and continue to boil for another 10 to 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from fire and place everything in your blender.
  9. Very carefully start mashing them.
  10. Return to the pot and taste to see if it needs more salt and pepper.
  11. Remove from fire and serve, putting on top the grated cheese and the croutons.

 

 

5.0 from 15 reviews
Σούπα Μπρόκολου
 
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Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Σούπα
Serves: 4
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 500 γρ. μπρόκολο, χρησιμοποίησα κατεψυγμένο, μπορείτε να χρησιμοποιήσετε φρέσκο
  • 2 καρότα
  • 1 κρεμμύδι
  • 1 σκελίδα σκόρδο
  • 1 μέτρια πατάτα
  • 1,2 λίτρο ζωμό λαχανικών
  • Αλάτι, πιπέρι
  • Ελαιόλαδο για σοτάρισμα των λαχανικών και για πάνω από την σούπα
  • 100 γρ. τυρί κατσικίσιο, τριμμένο
  • Κρουτόν για γαρνίρισμα
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Στο μούλτι κόψτε το κρεμμύδι, σκόρδο, πατάτα και τα καρότα σε μικρά κομματάκια.
  2. Ξεπαγώστε το μπρόκολο και το πλύνετέ το.
  3. Πάρτε μια βαθιά κατσαρόλα και προσθέστε περίπου 5 κουταλιές της σούπας ελαιόλαδο.
  4. Σωτάρετε σε μέτρια θερμοκρασία τα ψιλοκομμένα λαχανικά.
  5. Ρίξτε το ζωμό λαχανικών, το αλάτι και το πιπέρι.
  6. Βράστε για περίπου 10 λεπτά.
  7. Προσθέστε το μπρόκολο και συνεχίστε να βράζετε για άλλα 10-15 λεπτά.
  8. Αφαιρέστε από τη φωτιά και τοποθετήστε τα πάντα στο μπλέντερ σας.
  9. Πολύ προσεκτικά ξεκινήστε την πολτοποίηση τους.
  10. Επιστρέψτε τα στην κατσαρόλα και δοκιμάστε για να δείτε αν χρειάζεται περισσότερο αλάτι και πιπέρι.
  11. Αφαιρέστε από τη φωτιά και σερβίρετε, βάζοντας από πάνω το τριμμένο τυρί και τα κρουτόν.

 

49 Responses to Broccoli Soup

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  1. Katerina mou, we must be thinking of the same thing. I was literally browsing for broccoli soup recipes, I AM NOT KIDDING! When I saw your post on FB just now. I just pinned it and am making it tonight! I don’t even have to worry if it will come out right, I know it will! Everything that I have made from you has been excellent! *filakia polla*

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  3. Winnie says:

    Wonderful soup!! We happen to LOVE broccoli, so this is definitely a recipe for me :)
    Wonderful photos btw

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  5. nipponnin says:

    Definitely the ideal season for soup! I love broccoli but my husband is not…though he loves broccoli soup…bit a oxymoron, right? He is studying Greek Bible right now, because Bible was written first in Greek he said. He is very studious person. Very nice recipe! Thank you.

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  7. rebecca says:

    this looks tasty and hope the farmers get their rains

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  9. Debra says:

    Wow. This looks so delicious. We are still in the 80s (F) here most of the time. I am ready for the weather to cool so I can make some comforting soups. This is on the list.

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  11. Miz Helen says:

    This is a beautiful presentation for your Broccoli Soup, it looks delicious! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  13. I liked that you added carrots and potatoes to your soup. I love soup and yours sounds like a filling a delicious one.

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  15. Beautiful photos and the soup looks awesome with cheese..

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  17. Delicious soup especially with freshly pressed olive oil- yum! Love the goat cheese toping too. I am trying to bring a weekly meatless dinner to our family as well and you know this is quite the feat with meat and potato boys!

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  19. Liz says:

    What a delicious soup for the chilly days ahead! It looks so yummy and comforting.

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  21. ZazaCook says:

    This soup sounds so good!

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  23. GiGi Eats says:

    I would NOT say no to this soup ! That’s for sure!

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  25. Regina says:

    Good morning Katerina!

    Nothing better than some warm & delicious soup on this chilli nights. Tonight I am planning of making a pumpkin & carrot soup, but your broccoli soup recipe undoubtedly is a keeper.

    Have a great weekend :))

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  27. Katrina, this is a gorgeous soup and perfect for fall!

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  29. grace says:

    i’m pretty picky about broccoli, but when it’s prepared like this, i’m all aboard! it’s beautiful!

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  31. Broccoli soup is one of favourites, as it tastes so indulgent, but it is actually really healthy. You have inspired me to go make a big batch!

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  33. Heidy says:

    Broccoli is one of my favorites, let alone soup. Your recipe looks fabulous!

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  35. Sissi says:

    The broccoli soup looks perfect for early autumn days. I always learn so much from your posts… I will now look for October olive oil (I hope I can impress one day someone with this information!). I bought some organic Greek kalamata olives today in Germany (a quick one day trip) and thought about you…

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  37. Gorgeous brocoli soup and love the idea of goat cheese in there! I wish fall here was as warm as yours, we are more in 10 to 15 … but 25 this coming Monday for the Canadian Thanksgiving!

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  39. Such a great tip about sautéeing the vegetables before adding them to the stock, to give the soup more body. And I really adore the use of goat cheese in this recipe – what a deliciously creamy, rich choice! Gorgeous soup, and so nutritious, too!

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  41. This looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing on The Healthy Living Link Party.

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  43. I ADORE the idea of using goat cheese in this soup! Perfect with broccoli.

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  45. Love this broccoli soup. Looks so tasty

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  47. This broccoli soup looks SO delicious!

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  49. What a lovely looking soup – healthy and delicious :)

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  51. Kristen says:

    I love that this soup has lots of broccoli! Broccoli cheese soup should be green!

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  53. I have broccoli just waiting for this luscious soup. YUM!

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  55. My hubbie adore broccoli soup and I can’t wait to surprise him with yours!

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  57. I love broccoli soup, and your looks simply fabulous! I can’t wait until it’s cooler so I can thoroughly enjoy this!

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  59. Abigail says:

    That looks like comfort food in a bowl! Love the choice of goat cheese – yum!

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  61. LydiaF says:

    I will definitely try adding goat cheese next time I make cream of broccoli soup. mmmmm

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  63. Camilla says:

    Wow this soup looks so gooey and delicious, love broccoli soup:-)

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  65. Broccoli soup is one of my faves! This sounds wonderful.

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  67. Looking at that photo with all of that melty cheese has made me so hungry.

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  69. marcela says:

    yum! The broccoli soup is one of my favorites!

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  71. I love all soups but never made broccoli soup. Now I have a lovely recipe to try.

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  73. Heather says:

    it’s FINALLY Soup season and this one looks amazing! YUM

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  75. I love cooler weather and soup. This one sounds lovely and really nice that you’ve added goat’s cheese!

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  77. Ola says:

    fall and winter are definietly a good part of the year to have soups. Almost forgotten in summer and spring they have a big come back on our table.
    I like broccoli cream, its color and vegetable flavor!

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  79. Nadji says:

    Une soupe très appétissante. J’aime beacoup.
    A bientôt

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  81. Pam says:

    I’m a little surprised that your weather now is comparable to ours. Your soup is perfect for this cooler weather, thanks for the recipe!

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  83. Susan says:

    What a perfectly delicious meatless meal! Broccoli soup is one of our favorites and it’s the time of year to get the soup pot out :)

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  85. A healthy and very tasty soup!

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  87. mia xara says:

    Very creamy and comforting, your broccoli soup, Katerina! It’s perfect for this time of year! Have a great week, XO

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  89. Sues says:

    What a pretty soup! I love the idea of goat cheese in broccoli soup!

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  91. mila furman says:

    You know what I love? You said “since we ate a lot of meat this week, I wanted something meatless”. That’s so brilliant. I live by a very similar philosophy :) This looks really great honey! Perfect and light!

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  93. εντάξει, εγώ ούτως ή άλλως τρελαίνομαι για σούπες, αλλά εσύ με το τυράκι την έκανες άκρως δελεαστική!
    ΧΧ

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  95. Kate says:

    We’re doing a lot of soups lately too. Although the weather only turned to soup weather yesterday!

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  97. Yum, I love the photo with the spoon coming up from the bowl with the cheese. What a great recipe. I could eat this all week long.

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