Best-Ever Broccoli Soup
Yield: 6 servings Cooking Time: 40 minutes Difficulty: Easy

Directions:

  1. In a Dutch oven heat margarine.  Over medium heat add garlic, shallots, leeks, onion and thyme.  Cook until tender.
  2. Add broccoli and sauté until tender.
  3. Add chicken broth, bay leaf, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper.  Simmer for about 20 minutes.
  4. Puree soup in a food processor.   Garnish with cheddar cheese.

Equipment:

Dutch Oven
Food Processor
Knife
Wooden Spoon

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon - margarine
  • 3 cloves - garlic, sliced
  • 2 - shallots, chopped
  • 1 - leek, chopped (white part only)
  • 1 sprig - thyme
  • 1 - onion, chopped
  • 1 head - broccoli, sliced
  • 4 cups - chicken broth
  • 1 - lemon, zested
  • ½ - lemon, juiced
  • 1 - bay leaf
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • sharp cheddar cheese, for garnish