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Broccoli Soup

For a vegetarian version, use vegetable stock in place of chicken broth.

Broccoli Soup

Adapted from Healthy Recipes From the White House to You

Broccoli Soup


  1. 1 large onion, diced
    1 stalk celery, diced
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1 tablespoon butter
    3 heads broccoli
    6 cups chicken stock
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Cayenne pepper to taste
    1/2 cup light sour cream (optional)
    4 tablespoons jalapeño-infused olive oil (optional)


  1. Sauté the onion, celery, and garlic in butter until translucent.
  2. Trim the broccoli into one-inch pieces and blanch them in salty water.
  3. Add the broccoli to the vegetable mixture.
  4. Add the chicken stock. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Simmer for 10 minutes then pass the mixture through a strainer, food mill, or blender.
  6. Season soup to taste with salt, pepper, and cayenne. Top with sour cream and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve hot.

Serves four to six.

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