Experiments in Cooking

Broccoli Soup in IP Ace Blender

Turns out that I love having soup for lunch & dinner as long as it isn’t 100 degrees outside. I had a small head of broccoli that needed to be used. I chopped it into florets, and threw it in the blender along with one small potato.

I chopped a few florets smaller and set them aside for use as garnish.

Garnish: Nicely browned garlic and onions, with the smaller reserved florets.

Et, voila!

I added some cream to the bowl for maximum happiness 🙂

  • 1 small broccoli (about 10 oz), chopped. A few florets (garnish) cut smaller and reserved.
  • 1 small red potato (roughly 1/4 the weight of broc), diced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1.5 cup low sodium chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • S&P to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (or avocado oil or butter)
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream, if desired.

Add broccoli (except the pcs reserved for garnish), potato, and broth to the IP Ace Blender. Start the soup cycle (20 mins of cooking, 2 mins of intermittent pureeing).

In a small pan, heat oil of your choice. Saute the garlic till golden, then add onion and brown.

Add the finely chopped (garnish reserve) broc florets. Cook through.

Pause the blender. Add in half the garlic and onion, keeping the rest with the broc. “Unpause” the blender.

When the cycle is done, add a pinch of nutmeg. Add S&P to taste. Pulse a few times to mix.

Pour a tbsp of heavy cream into the base of each bowl.

Gently pour the soup over it. (Or, add cream later if you like. I enjoy stirring my soup and getting “surprised” by the cream at the bottom).

Garnish with the garlic, onion & broc.