Broccoli and Potato Soup
250gms broccoli florets,
2 small potatoes; boiled, (avoid in case of a diet soup)
250gms onion; finely chopped,
Few pods of garlic; finely chopped,
1/2 cup fresh cream; beaten well, (avoid in case of a diet soup, use thick yogurt instead)
2 tbsp almonds flakes; roasted if you like, (optional)
2 tbsp olive oil,
Salt and pepper to taste,
Vegetable stock or water.
Blanch the broccoli florets and drain them, reserve the stock for later use. Puree them along with the potatoes, adding little stock if needed to form a puree. Heat oil in a sauce pan, add chopped garlic and onion and saute till onion turns transparent. Then add the broccoli and potato puree and bring to boil. Add reserved vegetable stock/water to get the desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper, give it a stir. Transfer to serving bowls, garnish with cream and almond flakes. Serve hot.
For a soup that is low is calories, do not add potatoes and cream. It tastes equally delicious.