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Broccoli and Spinach soup

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I blogged earlier about the benefits of magnesium rich foods, and broccoli and spinach are great sources of magnesium. Broccoli soup is an easy and delicious way to eat much more broccoli than one can eat as a humble steamed vegetable.

Broccoli Soup

  • 500 g broccoli (diced stalks and sprigs)
  • Several large spinach leaves, chopped roughly (or silverbeet or rainbow chard)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • Several celery stalks,sliced
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup cream, (if you want cream of broccoli soup)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • pepper and salt to taste
  • Lemon slices  as garnish
  1. Saute the onion and celery in a pan til the onion turns transparent.
  2. Wash broccoli and cut into sprigs and add broccoli, chopped Spinach, chicken stock and onion/ celery mix to a large saucepan.
  3. Bring  to boil and simmer for 10- 15 minutes til broccoli is soft.

Then either A or B below:

A.  If wanting to make cream of broccoli soup, process using hand blender or vitamizer-blender till smooth. Add cream and return to saucepan heating through whilst adding seasoning and lemon juice. Garnish and serve

B. Gently blend or stir til broccoli breaks up into small sprigs. Add seasonings and lemon juice. Garnish and serve.

A nice accompaniment to Broccoli and Spinach soup would be almond or walnut bread.

Delicious to ponder about, even better to taste.


19 thoughts on “Broccoli and Spinach soup”

            1. We are in winter now, so perhsps I should have waited for the Northern winter to post this. However, the lemony flavour might make it a refreshing soup to eat cold?


    1. You described it perfectly, Bill! The lemons do make it refeshing. I think you might even be able to serve it cold like Vichysoise! Have you ever tried a cold soup?


  1. I took a quick look down your list of recipes and all I can say is yum.
    You may be my next cook book.

    Have you seen the TV series or read the book Recipes for Love and Murder?
    The main character solves all problems with a wonderful recipe.
    Check it out, you might like it. ;0)


  2. Hi again. I didn’t have celery, but I did have the rest of the indigence and since it was dinner time here, I decided to make this recipe. Hope you don’t mind, but I added the last bit of leftover backed chicken from a few days ago. It made for a large bowl of delicious chicken soup. Thanks for dinner. ;0)

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