POPSUGAR Food

Jan 31 2014 - 1:27pm

Creamy, Garlicky Broccoli Soup

Broccoli Soup Recipe

Ingredients

2 tablespoons salted butter, divided
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 heaping cups broccoli, florets and stems
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups vegetable broth (or 2 teaspoons Better Than Bouillon Organic Vegetable Base [1] and 2 cups hot water)
1 tablespoon flour
1/4 cup full-fat, plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup warm water
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, like Cabot Clothbound Cheddar [2]

Directions

  1. Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add the garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until the garlic is fragrant. Stir in the broccoli until it is coated in butter. Salt liberally (about 1/4 teaspoon). Reduce heat to low, cover, and steam until the broccoli turns bright green, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add vegetable broth and cover.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small, nonstick sauté pan, heat 1 tablespoon butter until melted. Whisk in the flour until fully incorporated and cook until the flour turns golden, a few minutes. Whisk in the Greek yogurt followed by the warm water. Whisk until a thick, clump-free sauce forms. Add the cheddar cheese and whisk until the cheese melts. Turn off the heat.
  3. Blend the broccoli soup with an immersion blender or carefully transfer the soup to a standup blender. Blend it until it's mostly smooth, leaving a few stems and broccoli pieces intact. Whisk in the creamy cheese sauce. Salt and pepper to taste if necessary. Serve immediately.

Source URL
http://www.yumsugar.com/food/Broccoli-Soup-Recipe-33843553