Cream of Broccoli Soup
Posted by Annita on August 23, 2007
Broccoli reigns the vegetable kingdom with its high nutritional value.It is rich in Vitamin A,Vitamin C,fiber,folic acid,iron,magnesium,zinc,thiamin,riboflavin etc etc.The dark colored florets contain more beta carotene and Vitamin C than those with the lighter ones.So this explains why broccoli has to be included in our regular diet,eventhough it is a bit on the bitter side.
But my family(not me,I love it !!) simply hates this vegetable,I’ve tried out different recipes and there was no way I could make them eat it.Then I found this lovely soup recipe at SaffronHut.The picture itself was so appealing,and i couldn’t resist the craving.To my surprise,my little one loved it..and me too..!!And now he has even started eating broccoli added in fried rice or pizza.Still my husband is in broccoli haters club and i’ll continue to look out for interseting broccoli recipes to drag him to our group.
Thanks dear Saffron for this recipe..
Broccoli chopped very fine -1 cup
Butter – 1 tbsp
White onion chopped – 1 tbsp
Garlic chopped – 1/2 tsp
All purpose flour – 1 tbsp
Milk – 2 cups ( I use 2% reduced fat milk)
Salt & Pepper – to taste
Heat butter in a pan,add onion and garlic and saute till translucent.Now add the flour and fry it until it turn light brown with a nutty aroma.Add finely chopped broccoli and saute for a while.Now pour in the milk and stir it to avoid lumping.Heat/boil until it attains a desired consistency.Don’t forget to stir in between.Add salt & pepper to taste.
You can always blend or puree the soup at this stage,if you don’t like the tiny bits of broccoli in it.
As Saffron suggested,garnish it with a small microwaved broccoli and serve hot with garlic bread.