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Rocket & Broccoli Soup

A delicious and healthy soup to warm you up on a colder day
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Starter
Cuisine Worldwide
Keyword Arugula Soup, Broccoli Soup, Rocket Soup, Simple Soup, Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Calories 735kcal
Author AnotherFoodBlogger

Ingredients

  • 300 g rocket
  • 150 g broccoli chopped
  • 1/2 brown onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 liter chicken or vegetable stock
  • 25 g parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 knob butter
  • salt
  • peper

Garnish

  • rocket leaves
  • crouton
  • crispy chickpeas
  • cream optional

Instructions

Chickpeas

  • Place a handful of chickpeas on a baking tray, toss with oil and bake for 8 - 10 minutes @ 220c - set aside.

Croutons

  • Tear some old bread into bitesize pieces, drizzle with oil, salt & pepper. Bake for 5 - 6 minutes @ 220c until crispy - set aside.

Soup

  • On a medium heat fry the onion in butter & oil until soft - 2/3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for a further minute.
  • Add broccoli to onion mix and cook for 2/3 minutes. Add stock and cook for 10 minutes or until broccoli is soft.
  • Add rocket, parmesan cheese and knob of butter and blend until smooth.

Serving

  • Place soup in bowl and either in the centre or to the side place croutons & chickpeas. Place a couple leaves of rocket on top and finish with freshly ground black pepper

Notes

Essential Tools

  • baking tray x 2
  • large sauce pan
  • chef knives
  • chopping board
  • blender or stick blender
  • wooden spoon

Tips/Tricks

  • when frying onion make sure you don't brown the onion. You are looking to soften them. This is called "sweating"
  • adding the rocket in at the end keeps it's brighter colour and more of the nutrients as they don't boil away
  • the garnish is optional but in my opinion a good soup topping really makes a soup
  • this soup freezes well - just don't add the garnish before freezing!

Nutrition

Calories: 735kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 1964mg | Potassium: 2711mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 8250IU | Vitamin C: 185.8mg | Calcium: 889mg | Iron: 7.8mg