One-Pot Wonders

Smooth Broccoli Soup - Velouté aux Brocolis

January 15, 2010
3 Ratings
Author Notes

Velouté is always a very creamy and smooth soup. For this recipe I used broccoli mixed with carrot and leek that I cooked in a vegetable stock. To make it very smooth I added milk and cream and used a liquidiser. Sprinkle some Fleur de Sel on the soup, it really enhances all the flavor. —Babette's Feast

  • Serves 4
  • 1 head of brocoli
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and cut in pieces
  • 1 small sweet onion cut in pieces
  • 1/2 leek - only the white part
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • salt
  • white pepper
  • Fleur de Sel for garnish
In This Recipe
  1. Wash and prepare all the vegetables cut up in small pieces.
  2. In a pot melt the butter. Sweat the onion, add the broccoli, carrot, garlic and leek, mix, allow to sweat for 5 minutes. Add the vegetable stock, cover and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Add the milk and simmer over low heat another 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and put in a liquidiser. Add salt and fresh ground white pepper and process until competely smooth. Check the seasoning.
  5. Pour the soup through a medium strainer and press with the back of a laddle so any fibers from the leek or onion remain in strainer so the soup is very smooth. Check the seasoning and re-heat over low heat.
  6. Whip up the cream. When ready to serve, whisk in the whipped cream, reserving 4 teaspoons for decoration.
  7. Serve hot, sprinkle with a bit of Fleur de sel over each bowl and a teaspoon of whipped cream.

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3 Reviews

fuhsi October 25, 2014
any suggestions on swapping out the cream?
TheWimpyVegetarian January 16, 2010
This looks great!
Author Comment
Babette's F. January 16, 2010
Thank you.