For years I struggled with feeding broccoli to my family. I first saw this vegetable when we moved to US many years ago. Here I see people look at you as you have the most unhealthy food habits if you say you do not cook broccoli on regular basis. I was told I should care more about my kid and feed him broccoli. Anyone whose kids ate this vegetable bragged about it all the time!. Anyway, I am still not at the stage where I want to put this in every dish imaginable (I do that with some other vegetables!!), but I can safely say both the child and V do not mind this vegetable anymore.
Now coming to this soup. V and I have become huge fans of broccoli soup at the restaurant sweet tomatoes. I had picked up a big bag of frozen broccoli from Coscto few days back and I wanted to try out some soup with it. Temperatures here are going down very fast, so I am trying to include a soup in our lunch whenever I can. Â Yesterday I prepared this and we loved it. The little one especially wanted to eat the broccoli pieces from the soup. May be this way I will get into “cool mom” list!!.
Also check out my broccoli leek soup.
3 cups broccoli chopped in small pieces
1/2 cup potato
1/2 cup onion
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup whole milk
4 cups vegetable broth
1/2 tea spn pepper
1/2 tea spn chopped garlic
A little butter (or oil)
Heat butter (or oil) and add garlic, onion and little salt. Fry for few minutes taking care not to brown onions. When they are translucent, add potato and broccoli.
Fry for a minute and add vegetable broth. Cover and let broccoli and potatoes cook.
Take out few pieces of broccoli and chop them in small pieces. Keep aside. Take the remaining mixture in a blender and blend till smooth. Now add cheddar cheese and milk to blender and blend again. The hot mixture helps melt the cheese.
Put the mixture back to medium heat. Add the saved broccoli pieces, add pepper. Serve hot.
Serves : 4-5
Preparation time : 20mins