Broccoli and Blue Cheese Soup

Broccoli and Blue Cheese Soup

Posted 2016-05-30 by finyfollow

Soup is somehow "warming" on a cold winter night and it was on such a night that I made this one!

This soup was delightful and my friend and I ate several bowls of it, despite having cooked a main meal also.

The blue cheese, once again, just gave it that extra tang, even though I did not put a lot in.

I used [link home made vegetable broth] which is far nicer and healthier than a packet or tin soup.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 35 minutes plus vegetable soup base
Makes: 4 servings

2 tbsp butter
1 onion, chopped
1 small potato, chopped
375 g broccoli, cut into florets
3½ cups [link vegetable broth/stock]
75 g blue cheese, crumbled/diced
Croutons, to garnish

  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan, and add the onion and potato. Stir well.

  • Cover and simmer over a low heat for 10 minutes.

  • Add the broccoli and cook for a further 5 minutes.

  • Increase the heat to medium, and pour in the vegetable stock, and bring to the boil.

  • Reduce heat and cook for a further 15 minutes or until all the vegetables are done.

  • Strain the soup into a bowl, keeping the vegetables, and let them cool slightly.

  • Put the vegetables in a food processor or blender with a ladle of the soup and blend until smooth.

  • While the motor is still on, gradually add the remaining strained stock.

  • Return the soup to the pan and reheat until almost boiling.

  • Remove from the heat and stir in the blue cheese until it is melted.

  • Add some salt and pepper as desired, and serve with the croutons.

  • For the croutons -I didn't want a lot - so I just grilled a thick slice of bread on both sides, and cut it into chunks.

  • Delicious, and would make a complete meal on a cold night for 2 or 3 people, especially if you add some thick slices of fresh bread.

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