Friday, April 16, 2010

Broccoli Soup

Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family, and is closely related to cauliflower. Its cultivation originated in Italy. Broccoli, its Italian name, means "cabbage sprout." Because of its different components, broccoli provides a range of tastes and textures, from soft and flowery (the floret) to fibrous and crunchy (the stem and stalk).

Health Benefits:

Protection against Cancer
Support Stomach Health
Broccoli teams up with tomatoes to more effectively fight prostate cancer
Help for Sun-Damaged Skin
A Cardio-Protective Vegetable
Cataract Prevention   
An Immune System Booster


Ingredients:

Chopped broccoli florets-3 cups
Vegetable stock-3 cups
Olive oil-1 tbs
Salt-As required
Chopped onions-1 cup
Bay leaves-3 nos
Pepper-As required


Method:

Boil the vegetable stock  in the microwave. Meanwhile, heat a skillet, pour the olive oil into it and  then add the onions along with the bay leaves. Saute it until the onions begin to turn gold, stirring often. Now add the broccoli florets to it. After few minutes stir in the hot vegetable stock. Cover and cook for 10 minutes and then remove the bay leaves. Transfer a third of the hot mixture to a food processor or a blender. Puree until smooth while continuing to cook the rest. Repeat with another third, then the final third. Season to taste  and serve it hot.

31 comments:

divya said...

delicious and healthy soup..looks very yummy..

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice change from the usual soups which i have tried & tasted...looks yum san, so easy to do it as well...

Sharmilee! :) said...

My fav veggie these days....creamy and thick soup u've got!

Swapna Sree said...

Healthy and rich soup...looks creamy and yummy...

Nithya said...

Yummy yummy soup. :) The color of it is tempting me :)

PALATABLE said...

Beautiful color, it's healthy and yummy dear...

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Kamalika said...

loved the creamy look and colour of the soup...very healthy and nutirtious one..thanks for sharing...

Turmericnspice said...

not a great fan of broccoli...but this soup looks so creamy and perfect...so tempting

San said...

Well absolutely it's a healthy soup,you all try it n worth giving a try.Thanks for your comments,have a fun weekend.

Priya said...

Healthy soup looks yummy..

Yummy Team said...

Healthy and delicious soup..

Faiza Ali said...

Healthy soup and lovely colour...

Uma said...

healthy soup. Looks so appetizing.

Nandini said...

Healthy soup and beautiful color.

Pavithra said...

Vibrant green and delicious healthy soup...

SathyaSridhar said...

Enna maa San,,,brocoli soup looks great dear very healthy option i like it very much..

Meena said...

ooh good one...love the color!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Broccoli Soup looks so colourful. Very Healthy Preparation. Must have tasted yummy.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

PJ said...

this looks delicious and one of my favorite soups! i add some of the broccoli stock to sometimes.. yummy.

Ann said...

Love this soup super easy and healthy

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi San how are you?
What a delicious healthy soup. Love the colour....
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

AshKuku said...

Loved that healthy green bowl.... Would always love to go green.... as far as soups are concerned... with few exceptions of course.... Eg., sweet corn... Oh! YUM!!!!

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Katy ~ said...

What a delicious and straightforward broccoli soup, no cream to subdue that wonderful broccoli flavor. This looks very good!

Padma said...

Very healthy soup.

PranisKitchen said...

soup looks delicious.. a very healthy choice.very good for diet too..

Latha said...

Lovely soup san...tempting color.

Gulmohar said...

It's raining here..and a bowl of this is all I need to warm me up :-)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

My kid is crazy about broccoli! Healthy veggi and soup sounds great!

Padhu said...

Colorful and healthy soup!!Looks great

Mary said...

San, this is a lovely looking soup. I'm always looking for ways to serve broccoli and this recipe is a great addition to my files. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Simply Life said...

oh that soup looks delicious!