Broccoli with Leek Soup Recipe

broccoli and leek soup

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sized heads of broccoli
  • 2 leeks (you don’t use the green part, only white and light green)
  • 1 large potato
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups of chicken broth
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil + 1 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup half and half cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Ingredients:

Broccoli and leek soup

Directions: 

  • Let’s prepare the vegetables first.  Separate broccoli stems from florets, cut the florets into small pieces and set them aside.
  • Cut the stems into slices and place them in a separate bowl.  Peel and cut your potato into small pieces and place them into the same bowl with broccoli stems.  (You’re going to add different vegetables at different times, and I find it easier to keep them in separate bowls)

broccoli and leek soup

  • Thinly slice your leeks.
  • Heat olive oil and butter in a large stock pot.  Add leeks and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes.
  • Add the potatoes, broccoli stems and garlic and cook for another 3 minutes.

broccoli and leek soup

  • Add 3 cups of broth and water, salt and pepper, and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover the lid and simmer until broccoli stems and potatoes are soft.

broccoli and leek soup

  •  Now, add the florets into the pot, bring to a boil and cook on low for 5 more minutes.

broccoli and leek soup

  • Take off the heat and puree the soup by adding small batches into a food processor or a blender. If you like your soup more chunky, you can puree half of the soup and leave half of it as it is.
  • Return the soup back into the pot, add cream and let it heat through before serving.
  • Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and serve with croutons.  Find the recipe of Homemade Croutons in our “Side Dishes” section. Crouton Recipe

Have your self a delicious bowl of Broccoli with leeks soup!

broccoli and leek soup

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  1. Nice soup!

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