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Simple Broccoli and Parmesan Soup

Simple Broccoli and Parmesan Soup

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Sometimes dishes with only a few flavours taste the best. This soup is one of those examples. Market fresh broccoli and good quality parmesan combine with creamy, earthy soymilk to make a simple and warming meal. It’s easy enough to make for a speedy weeknight supper or make a double batch on the weekend and freeze for a mid-week ‘dinner emergency’.

  • Recipe by Christie Connelly
  • Serves 4 as a starter or 2-3 as a main
  • Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time 30 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 head broccoli (about 350g including stem), washed and chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes (about 300g), peeled and chopped
  • 500ml (2 cups) vegetable stock
  • 250ml (1 cup) water
  • 180ml (3/4 cup) Vitasoy Original soymilk*
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) cream
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • Cracked black pepper
Instructions
  1. Sauté the onion and garlic in the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat until translucent.
  2. Add the potato, broccoli stems (not the florets), stock and water and bring to the boil. Boil gently for 10 minutes then add the broccoli florets and boil for a further 5 minutes until very tender.
  3. Puree with a stick blender in the pot until smooth. Stir in the soymilk, cream and parmesan cheese. Taste and season with pepper. Serve hot with crusty bread.

* You could also substitute Soy Milky, Reduced Fat or Calci-Plus.