I love making soups and am often willing to make recipes with a long list of ingredients, but there are days I need to whip something up quickly without compromising too much taste. This recipe has an amazing amount of flavor, considering its minimal ingredients. I feel great when I have a big bowl of antioxidants sitting front and center of my fridge for my family to heat up whenever they like!
2 lbs broccoli crowns (I used 2 bundles, totally 4 crowns)
1/2 cup minced onion (I went a little heavier on these)
4 cups water
2 tsp salt
Juice from half lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
See optional garnishes below
In a large pot simmer Broccoli and onion in salted water until tender. Don't overcook! Broccoli should maintain vibrant color.
Transfer to a blender and puree in batches until soup has a smooth consistency.
Season to taste with salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon.
Transfer to pot and heat before serving.
See garnish options below
3 to 4 oz. smoked trout fillet, flaked
1/4th cup chopped fresh chives
Freshly grated Parmesan
Or forget all that and simply swirl with a little olive oil
(Modified from Experience Life Magazine)
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