Try out our newest broccoli and spinach soup recipe which is the perfect item to have in a chilli evening weather. The warmth and flavour of this soup suits a palette perfectly, whoever is looking for a healthy but delicious meal.
A broccoli and spinach soup is prepared with a basic cream soup method using a butter and flour roux. The major body of the soup consists of broccoli and spinach puree with a body of vegetable stock or milk. The soup is enriched with butter and heavy cream to add the most amount of flavour to the dish.
How to make Broccoli and Spinach soup?
1) In a stainless steel milk-pan, boil some water which is seasoned with salt. In that boiling water add spinach leaves and broccoli florets. Once they are cooked, blend them in a fine paste.
2) Clean out the milk-pan and add some butter and flour into it. Let the butter melt and mix with the flour to form a roux. Slowly stir in some milk, without forming any lumps.
3) To the bechamel sauce add the blended paste and mix it until combined. Season the soup with salt and pepper, and some dry parsley.
4) Finish the soup with some heavy cream and serve it hot in a bowl. Garnish with a light drizzle of cream and a sprig of dill
Do not cover the broccoli and spinach while cooking as they will turn black..
While making the bechamel, make sure that the butter and flour are mixed thoroughly.
Do not skip the parsley as it brings out a major green colour in the soup.