One-Pot Wonders

Broccoli and LettuceĀ Soup

January 14, 2010
2 Ratings
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Simple and quick soup that accentuate the taste of broccoli. You can serve this also chilled. —Cordelia

What You'll Need
  • 1 big shallot chopped
  • 3-4 green onions chopped
  • 9 oz of broccoli florets
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce cut
  • 3 clove of garlic minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/8 teaspoon of freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Grated Parmesan cheese (about 1-2 tablespoon per person)
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Add the olive oil, the shallot and green onion to a pot and satue for 5 minutes or so until soft and translucent. Add the broccoli and satue for few more minutes.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients except for the cream and parmesan and 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Take out the bay leaf and puree the soup either in a food processor or hand blender.
  4. Add the cream and cook for few more minutes without boiling. Add some parmesan cheese to each bow of soup.

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • TheWimpyVegetarian
  • dymnyno
  • Cordelia
  • dada

5 Reviews

TheWimpyVegetarian January 16, 2010
I just made this soup and it's really wonderful. I added 1/2 serrano pepper when I added the liquid and I added vegetable broth instead of water since I had a bunch I needed to use. This is a great soup!! Using the water instead probably would be even better for giving it such a strong broccoli flavor. Great recipe.
dymnyno January 14, 2010
I just made this soup with fresh was delicious...the flavor of the broccoli tasted so fresh and like it was good for me too! (which it is). thanks for a great recipe.
dada January 14, 2010
Will it work with frozen broccoli?
Cordelia January 14, 2010
sure, don't see why not. I used broccoli that came from a local farm and i convince myself it has more taste, but I am not sure I really can tell the difference when it's cooked :). Let me know if it worked for you.
dada January 20, 2010
worked like charm. It's a most excellent soup.