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Healthy Broccoli Soup With Cheddar Croutons

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Here you’ll see the classic, and very simple, technique for homemade vegetable soups. I’m using broccoli, but almost any vegetable will work. I am a disciple of the Gordon Ramsey School of vegetable soups. It’s basically the vegetable, some stock or water, just cooked until tender, pureed and seasoned simply. His “crazy” theory is that the star of the bowl should be the featured vegetable itself. The cheddar croutons you’ll also see in the demo really make it special, as well as providing an excuse to use my culinary blow-torch!! The chewy, cheesy garnish is a perfect contrast to our minimalist soup approach. I also hope that after watching this clip you seriously consider getting a good immersion blender, which are also sometimes called stick blenders. They are fairly cheap and an incredibly handy tool for making soup at home the simple pleasure it should be. It’s also fantastic for making salad dressings and sauces, as you’ll see in other clips. By the way, if you don’t have one of these stick blenders, don’t worry. Just carefully use your blender by blending a few small batches at a time to avoid the dreaded “flying scalding soup” situation. Enjoy.
Ingredients
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Directions

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Feel: 
Juicy
Method: 
Blending
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Broccoli, Vegetable
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
4
My family never eats broccoli especially when its just steamed or sauteed but when I make this delicious cream of broccoli soup with cheesy croutons, they are almost licking their bowls to the last drop. This broccoli soup is really easy to make and is doesn't use white sauce like other cream soups so is much healthier. I make the croutons under the broiler cause I don't have a blow-torch. This recipe can be used to make any vegetable soup and is my favorite cause its really simple.

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