How to make broccoli soup: Thermomix and Cuisine Companion

Broccoli soup made in my Cuisine Companion

The freezing wind, grey skies and intermittent drizzle at the moment means only one thing: soup weather. Short of escaping for a tropical holiday (also on my to do list) making a big pot of soup is the best way to warm yourself up from the inside out.  

Broccoli soup made in my Cuisine Companion
Broccoli soup made in my Cuisine Companion

At the moment I’ve been making a lot of broccoli soup for something a bit different than my go to pumpkin soup recipe.  I love the vibrant green colour of this soup and the silky smooth texture.  I’m no clean eating acolyte but all those vegetables have to do something in terms of fighting off Winter bugs and colds.

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Cooking the broccoli florets

The key to the silky texture of this soup is using only the broccoli stalks in the soup mixture itself.  Using a Thermomix or Cuisine Companion to make the soup makes life a lot easier but I’ve also included notes on making the soup the good old fashioned way.  

The soup in the Cuisine Companion
Mixing the soup in the Cuisine Companion
Broccoli soup
Serves 4
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
524 calories
23 g
151 g
24 g
58 g
9 g
559 g
379 g
6 g
0 g
11 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
559g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 524
Calories from Fat 212
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g
37%
Saturated Fat 9g
46%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 151mg
50%
Sodium 379mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates 23g
8%
Dietary Fiber 10g
38%
Sugars 6g
Protein 58g
Vitamin A
187%
Vitamin C
487%
Calcium
28%
Iron
36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 tbsp olive oil
  2. 1onion,
  3. 2 heads of broccoli
  4. 300gm baby spinach
  5. 1potato
  6. 1 litre chicken or vegetable stock
  7. 1 tbsp butter
  8. 100g goats cheese
Instructions
  1. 1. Cut the top of the broccoli florets off and set aside. Dice the onion, peel and chop the potato and roughly chop the broccoli stalks.
  2. 2. Using the Cusine Companion put the onion, potato, broccoli stalks, baby spinach, chicken stock and goats cheese in the bowl with the ultra blade knife. Press the P1 program.
  3. 3. Fry the broccoli stalks in the butter in a frypan over a medium heat for around 5 minutes until tender and slightly blackened.
  4. 4. Top the soup with the broccoli florets and season to taste to serve.
For Thermomix
  1. Replace step 2 with - Cook 15 minutes, 100C, Speed 2 then puree for 40 seconds on Speed 9.
For standard
  1. Replace step 2 with - Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat, add onion and cook for 5 minutes or until tender. Add broccoli stalks, potato, baby spinach, stock and goats cheese bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook until soft for around 15 minutes. Cool briefly, then purée with a blender.
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calories
524
fat
24g
protein
58g
carbs
23g
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