I thought I had blogged broccoli soup before but I don’t see a post on my timeline about this particular version so I am blogging it now. This is super easy to make and tastes great. Can be a meal, a side or even served as an appetizer in a small shooter style glass. I have been seeing this from time to time served at dinner parties where you don’t want to fill up on soup. A small amount of soup is served in a shooter or other style of small glass, it is literally just a mouthful or two – that way the guest gets a taste. It is something different and they don’t get full on soup before the meal).
Here is the recipe for this easy and versatile soup.
2 small onions diced
1 large or two small sweet potatoes cut into small pieces
6-8 cups of chicken or vegetable broth (if made with vegetable broth it can be vegetarian and or gluten free)
1 head of broccoli cut into small pieces
1 cup shredded old cheddar cheese
Dash of oregano
Salt and pepper to taste ( I don’t add salt but you can if you like)
Sauté onions in a pot with some olive oil. When softened add the small pieces of broccoli and sweet potato and the oregano. Stir and cover for a minute or two then add the broth. Stir everything, cover and let cook with a slight boil but not a strong boil for about 15 minutes until the potato and broccoli are soft.
Using a blender put small batches in the blender and add some cheddar to each batch. Mix until puréed but still slightly thickened. Pour into a large bowl and keep the process going until all the soup has been blended. Serve with a nice crusty bread and there you have lunch, dinner, appetizer or side dish!