Broccoli Soup

As you all know I am on a quest to find new soup recipes and more specifically recipes that do not use cream or anything else with a lot of calories as a thickening agent. This task has not been as easy as I had hoped so I have been using my own brain to come up with delicious soups. Luckily using the first steps of my Potato and Chilli Soup I have found a good starting point for many a yummy soup. On the menu this week Broccoli Soup; and this is my recipe:

Ingredients 

  • 1 Knob of Butter
  • 1 Chopped Onion
  • 1 tsp of Coriander
  • 2 Chopped Cloves of Garlic
  • 750g of Broccoli
  • 800ml of Vegetable Stock
  • 1 Pinch of Chilli Flakes

 

My Broccoli Soup Simmering

Method

  1. Melt the butter in a large pan
  2. Add the onion, chilli, coriander and garlic
  3. Fry for 8 minutes until softened and beginning to brown
  4. Add the broccoli and fry for a further 2 minutes
  5. Pour in the vegetable stock and bring to the boil
  6. Once boiling turn down the heat and allow to simmer for 20 minutes or until all of the ingredients are soft
  7. Blend until smooth
  8. Pour into a clean pan and reheat
Delicious Broccoli Soup Ready to Serve

Serving Suggestions

As always serve with freshly baked crusty bread

This recipe for Broccoli Soup is yet again another quick and easy recipe and most importantly a really filling low calorie meal. I also used frozen broccoli florets which means that this recipe can be made at any time without worrying about getting the ingredients, I will definitely be making this soup again.

If you have any soup suggestions or would like to guest post one of your recipes on my blog, I am going away at the end of the month and am looking for posts whilst I am away!

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100 Comments Add yours

  1. Alex Jacob says:

    Very nice recipe…will try it soon

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  5. Another option to cream is using olive oil to make a low fat roux. Soup is very popular in our house but I have to confess we use a lot of cream!

    1. I have never made a Roux, this is something I will look into 🙂 I do love Creamy Soups, but I use soup to keep my calories down for the day and cream doesn’t work!

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  7. Ben Gaiarin says:

    Ah, man! I am the biggest broccoli fan! I’m definitely trying this in the winter! I unfortunately can’t get broccoli here in Italy because it’s out of season.. I know they sell it year round in the states though..

    1. I just used a bag of frozen broccoli and the soup still tasted great! I am actually in Berlin, Germany.

  8. shejj says:

    Would it taste nice if you don’t really like broccoli?

    1. It really does taste like broccoli so maybe not the best recipe for you!

  9. I will definitely have to make this. Broccoli is my favorite vegetable! 🙂 Thanks for the recipe.

    1. You have to let me know how it goes!

  10. nazarioartpainting says:

    Thank You for sharing the recipe. Definitely I will try

    1. You’re Welcome, I would love to hear how it goes!

  11. Just might make this for dinner! sounds super easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing.

    1. It is so easy but the results are great! I would love to know how it was!

  12. porschea87 says:

    Have you tried tofu as a thickner? I saw it on a cooking show, but I don’t remember which one. I hope this helps!

    1. I never thought, but I will definitely investigate, thanks for the tip

  13. sybaritica says:

    Looks great … I like the addition of coriander very much!

    1. Thank you, it just gives it that yummy kick!

  14. padumedum says:

    good idea..i liked it

  15. Chantelle,
    I love your idea about lighter soups. I can’t wait to try your broccoli soup recipe. I have experimented with some soups with no cream or gluten thickeners and have a few favorites. I have posted a good potato soup and am getting ready to post one of my new favorites. Happy to share if you still need help while you are away.
    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed.

    1. I would love you to send me a guest post for me to schedule whilst I am away! Thank you, it has been an amazing day for me, I actually had reservations about this recipe but I am so glad I loved it and so does everyone else!

      1. Happy to do it. You can let me know how you would like me to send it. Enjoy your day!

      2. If you can use my contact email it would be best, look forward to discussing it with you

  16. Carla says:

    Reblogged this on The Soupstache and commented:
    This soup not only looks healthy and delicious, it is easy to make!

  17. funby1 says:

    Nice. I really want to try a recipe for the first time. I pray I get it right.

    1. It is so easy you can’t go wrong, I would love to hear how it goes!

  18. Roda says:

    I have a wonderful broccolli soup on my site too.

    1. Oh thank you for letting me know I will have a look 🙂

  19. This looks and sounds delicious. Nice one!

  20. Taryn says:

    I am a MASSIVE broccoli soup fan! I make it at least once a month. Other soups I adore are cauliflower (or cauliflower AND broccoli!) or pea and fresh mint!

    1. I think Cauliflower is next on my list!

  21. Carla says:

    This soup looks delicious! If you’re looking for some more soup recipes, check out my site: http://www.Soupstache.com

    1. Oh thank you for that, I will bookmark it 🙂

      1. Carla says:

        By the way, congratulations on getting Freshly Pressed! 🙂

      2. Thank you so much it has been so exciting today! My email has gone mad!

      3. Carla says:

        Forgot to mention, I reblogged your recipe 🙂

      4. Thank you I saw that 🙂

  22. sounds not only yummy, but easy AND healthy! thanks!

    1. And it keeps in the fridge for a few days so is easy to keep for midweek when you just don’t want to cook!

  23. oh god…soup is my favourite thing. honestly. if i had to choose one food to eat for the rest of my life it would be soup. in a general way. your recipe looks phenom, i’ve been meaning to try a blended soup!

    1. I know exactly where you are coming from! I have a few recipes on my blog and they are all great!

  24. ronyshapira says:

    I love broccoli soup!
    thank for sharing, i’ll be sure to try this recipe 🙂
    http://wattwewear.wordpress.com/

    1. I had never had it before, but now I love it too, I would love to hear how it goes!

  25. This looks great! I’ve never had broccoli soup without a creamy base… I’ll have to try it now. Thanks for sharing!

    http://stepstochangetheworld.wordpress.com/

    1. Too many soups use cream but I like to find ways to make them thick without, and the more vegetables the better!

  26. Uma says:

    You make broccoli look delicious!!!!!! thanks for the recipe, I’m definitely gonna try this 😀

    1. I think soup is the best way to help your 5 a day! I would love to hear how it goes!

  27. bashothegreat says:

    nom, nom nom!

  28. I’ve always wanted to find a recipe service where people can type in what they are allergic to (which means any ingredients are allowed except the ones typed) and it will come up with recipes they can cook. In my case, no gluten, dairy, or nightshades. It could get really hair-splitty though because I can tolerate some butter, but not a cup of cream. Your soup sounds good though….I would just leave out the chili flakes.

    1. It is not that spicy however, I think it would be nice without the flakes, you could replace them with a pinch of paprika instead, you can also use a little oil instead of the butter if it suits your dietary needs better!

  29. kooluna says:

    This looks so ….

    1. I hope the end of that is good 😉

    1. I am glad you like it 🙂

  30. canvas bag says:

    I didn’t think that broccoli soup is tasty. I used to cookstir fry broccoli and steam broccoli only. Not bad if i’ll try to cook like this. Thanks for shring.

    1. I was definitely unsure of Broccoli soup but after tasting the final results it has definitely changed my mind! You should try everything once!

  31. itsmecherry says:

    seems easy. I better make this one right.

    1. It is so easy to make, there is almost nothing that can go wrong!

  32. niki says:

    I like Broccoli and this soup looks great. I will try it 🙂

    1. I look forward to hearing how it goes!

  33. Great recipe. I’ll be sure to pass it on. Have a wonderful day. Can’t wait for more tasty recipes.

    1. Thank you very much, I am brainstorming for next weeks soup so I hope that is just as good!

      1. I can’t wait. Ill be back for more! Have a nice day my friend.

      2. I am glad you like it! thank you

      3. Yes I did. You have a wonderful blog.

  34. Vn-Japan says:

    I enjoyed this dish 😦

    1. Did you make it? How did it come out?

  35. guinifi says:

    This looks so yummy!

  36. Reblogged this on Its A Rush World and commented:
    Wow what an awesome healthy recipe! 🙂

    1. Thank you for the reblog 🙂 it really is such a great recipe and the broccoli can be replaced by almost any vegetable!

  37. Lago says:

    Sounds so good! If this is low in calories I’m definitely making this everyday.

    1. All of the soup recipes that are on my blog are low in calories so take a look at them all 🙂

  38. foodaddictionrecovery says:

    Sounds delicious! I’ll have to give it a try!

    1. It really was, I was dubious before I made it however, pleasantly surprised by the results!

  39. This is great!! thanks so much! for someone who is lactose intolerant, (who can take margarine.) and loves broccoli soup.. this is a life savor!

    1. Also just use a tablespoon of olive oil instead if you want to avoid dairy all together, has similar results!

  40. leah jamielynn says:

    I just read that okra leaves or okra it self was a good thinking agent, as it’s used for gumbos and stews in southern cooking.
    Like the broccoli soup recipe thanks.

    1. Oh thank you for the great tip I will keep that in mind!

  41. Congrats on the Fresh Pressing! Looks delicious and easy to make 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, feeling quite happy for myself this morning! I wondered what was going on when I saw the emails on my phone!

  42. I love making broccoli soup and I make it often. I use an anodized aluminum pan to make mine and it makes a difference because I don’t get anything stuck. What type of cookware do you use.

    1. I just use my cheap pans! Not very classy I am afraid, I think I may be exciting and ask for new cookware for Christmas this year! I do not usually have any issues with anything getting stuck though, touch wood!

  43. Looks great – will have to try this one – Thanks

    1. I would love to know how it goes if you make it!

  44. Yum yum YUM! I love broccoli, and I’m always in search of great healthful recipes. Thank you!

    1. I am glad you like it! And you have to like Broccoli to like this!

  45. Going to try this tomorrow! Do you mind checking out my blog http://www.candelacouture.com, its new and i would love to see what you think!
    great post btw!

    1. I would love to hear how it goes 🙂 Of course I will check out your blog!

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