One-Pot Wonders

Smooth Broccoli Soup - Velouté aux Brocolis

January 15, 2010
3 Ratings
  • Serves 4
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

What You'll Need
  • 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
  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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4 Reviews

fuhsi October 25, 2014
any suggestions on swapping out the cream?
Alison September 19, 2021
I'm using coconut cream
TheWimpyVegetarian January 16, 2010
This looks great!
Babette's F. January 16, 2010
Thank you.