I made this from leftover broccoli and it really is one of the easiest, but most delicious, soup recipes I have ever made. Then again, as I have admitted before, I am a soup addict. Still, I advise you take the hint and throw in your favorite vegetable to make a delicious and light dinner.
Broccoli Basil Soup (adapted from How To Cook Everything)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 small shallot, chopped
- 3/4 lb. broccoli, sliced
- 3 cups chicken stock
- S & P
- 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil
- Put butter in a large pot over medium high heat. Once butter is melted, add vegetables and cook until slightly soft, about 5 minutes.
- Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Lower heat so that stock bubbles and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thick and vegetables are tender, about 10-15 minutes. Season with S & P.
- Let cool for 5 minutes and transfer to blender. Carefully puree soup. Add basil and blend once or twice to combine. Return soup to pot and heat over low heat.