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Broccoli and Leek Soup

Bear Naked Food broccoli and leek soup

One of the simplest ways to enjoy vegetables is to puree them into a satisfying and tasty soup. Broccoli is filled with vitamins and minerals, while leeks help to create a sweeter tasting end product.

Bear Naked Food broccoli and leek soup

Soups like this are easy, simple to make, and a joy to eat (or drink). And for those who are on weight-loss, this soup is definitely a good recipe to have in hand. For our readers who are on a low-carbohydrate diet, it is important not to omit the potatoes from this recipe. The potatoes help all the other vegetables amalgamate together. And it is the potatoes that help this soup keep a smooth and velvety texture.

Bear Naked Food broccoli and leek soup

Soup nourishes the spirit, warms the soul and soothes the heart – both food and therapy at the same time. It is healthy, basic and definitely a good meal replacement on busy days. Although tempting, try not to make this soup too much in advance as much vitamins and minerals will be lost in the process.

 

 

Ingredients:
1 head broccoli (approx. 450 g) – cut into chunks, including stem
1 large leek – sliced
1 large potato – peeled and cut into cubes
3 cloves garlic – peeled and smashed
1.5 ltr vegetable or organic store-bought chicken stock
1 tbsp unsalted butter
Celery salt (or sea salt) and pepper to taste

To serve:
Whipping cream
Grated cheese

Serves 5 – 6

The line up. 

In a large pot or casserole, add in butter, leek and garlic.

Turn on heat and sauté for 2 mins until fragrant.

Add in stock, broccoli, potato and bring to boil.

Turn down heat and simmer for 20 mins, until broccoli and potatoes are softened.

Turn off heat and allow to cool for 10 mins before blending the vegetables with a handheld blender.

Turn on heat again and season with salt and pepper.

To serve, drizzle with some whipping cream and top with grated cheddar cheese.

Bear Naked Food broccoli and leek soup

 

Bear Naked Food broccoli and leek soup

 

Bear Naked Food broccoli and leek soup

 

 

Broccoli and Leek Soup
 
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: serves 5 - 6
Ingredients
  • 1 head broccoli (approx. 450 g) – cut into chunks, including stem
  • 1 large leek – sliced
  • 1 large potato – peeled and cut into cubes
  • 3 cloves garlic – peeled and smashed
  • 1.5 ltr vegetable or organic store-bought chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • Celery salt (or sea salt) and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large pot or casserole, add in butter, leek and garlic.
  2. Turn on heat and sauté for 2 mins until fragrant.
  3. Add in stock, broccoli, potato and bring to boil.
  4. Turn down heat and simmer for 20 mins, until broccoli and potatoes are softened.
  5. Turn off heat and allow to cool for 10 mins before blending the vegetables with a handheld blender.
  6. Turn on heat again and season with salt and pepper.
  7. To serve, drizzle with some whipping cream and top with grated cheddar cheese.

 

Darren

Darren

Contributing Author at Bear Naked Food
Our newest writer Darren cites culinary exploring, gluttony and food writing to be his greatest passions. With an avid interest in cuisine, culture and food history, Darren ironically states that he never thought of himself as chef material. Despite graduating from culinary school, he ascertains that he will always be more of a home cook. Instead, he aims to pursue a future career in food marketing, food journalism and food trading.
Darren
Darren
Darren
Our newest writer Darren cites culinary exploring, gluttony and food writing to be his greatest passions. With an avid interest in cuisine, culture and food history, Darren ironically states that he never thought of himself as chef material. Despite graduating from culinary school, he ascertains that he will always be more of a home cook. Instead, he aims to pursue a future career in food marketing, food journalism and food trading.

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