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Broccoli and Leek Soup Recipe

Soups and veloutés are a great way to get more vegetables into your diet.

Above all, veloutés are an ideal way to pass on less attractive, wilted vegetables, thereby reducing food waste and losses.

This broccoli and leek soup is a perfect example. Whether you’re serving it for lunch or as an appetizer for a larger meal, the combination of broccoli, leeks and potatoes is simply delicious!

Step by step instructions

Broccoli and leek soup

This broccoli and leek soup requires only a few preparation steps:

  1. Coarsely chopped the vegetables before cooking them in a poultry or vegetable broth with herbs and spices.
  2. Use a blender to obtain a smooth and velvety texture.

No cream, no dairy, just delicious vegetables!

The trick: potatoes for a smoother texture

Potatoes

Generally speaking, broccoli soups have a fairly liquid consistency.

The key to giving this creamless broccoli and leek soup a smooth texture is to use potatoes, as the addition of this starchy ingredient helps thicken the velouté a little.

And above all, the potatoes add a lot of flavor to the soup.

Topping ideas for this brocoli velouté

The finishing touch? A few toppings before serving. You can add:

  • freshly ground pepper;
  • homemade croutons;
  • a drizzle of olive oil or hemp oil;
  • a drizzle of cream;
  • a few sprouts;
  • chopped parsley or chives.

Bon appétit!

Broccoli and leek soup recipe
 
Potage de brocoli et de poireaux avec ses garnitures
Yield: 4

Broccoli and Leek Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Temps de cuisson: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
This broccoli and leek soup is a perfect appetizer to serve before a larger meal and a good way to get through your extra vegetables.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 cups Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 2 cups broccoli heads
  • 1 cup sliced leeks
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for cooking

Instructions

  1. Heat a little olive oil in a pot.
  2. Sauté the leeks over medium heat for about 5 minutes
  3. Add the broccoli and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes
  4. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
  5. Add the broth, potatoes and thyme and bring to a boil
  6. Simmer for about 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  7. Let cool slightly and reduce to soup with a hand blender.
  8. Adjust the seasoning.

Notes

Serve with homemade croutons and chopped parsley.


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