Broccoli Apple Soup

By • May 16, 2011 37 Comments



Author Notes: This soup is delicious and comforting (and cheap!). A dear family friend, Ralph, created it and shared the basis of it with me. It's such a favorite that an artist was commissioned to paint a picture of the ingredients! A few simple ingredients come together beautifully and you have a bowl full of warmth and love. BlueKaleRoad

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Serves 6

  • 1 large head of broccoli
  • 3 large apples (Golden Delicious or McIntosh are good)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • plain yogurt to garnish (optional)
  1. Cut the broccoli florets off the stalk and set aside. Cut the stalks into 1-inch pieces. Peel the apples, core and cut into 1-inch pieces.
  2. In a large soup pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and apple chunks. Saute about 6 minutes. Add the broth and the broccoli stalks. Bring the soup to a boil, reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Add the broccoli florets to the soup and simmer for 5 more minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with yogurt if using.

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