Broccoli soup recipe

With the comeback of winter, soups and other warm comfort foods are back in season. Plus my BF was out of town, so he could not complain about one of my beloved veggie soups. So yesterday I decided to go for a broccoli soup. Very simple and I believe very light as it is little more than water and broccoli. On the other hand liked it so much that I had like 3 servings, so maybe I ended up having as many calories as with any other dish…

Ingredients

  • 2 stalks of broccoli
  • 1 small potato
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 4 strips of bacon
  • salt
  • pepper
  • EVOO

Directions

  1. Here is what I did. First I roasted a whole clove of garlic in a bit of olive oil. When it started being a bit browned I added a small diced potato and 2 stalks of broccoli divided in florets. I let the the broccoli absorb the flavors from the oil for a couple of minutes and then covered everything with water. After about 15 minutes the broccoli should be tender but not quite mushy. Blend everything using an immersion or a regular blender until smooth and creamy. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Separately I roasted 4 strips of bacon in a non stick pan, draining the rendered fat a couple of times and patting the bacon dry of the fat. Crumble up the bacon and add to the soup.
  3. Enjoy with a slice of bread or anything you like and hope the spring will come soon.

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