Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Brocato Soup

Well the days have been gorgeous here for the past few days, but the evenings can be quite chilly. Our choices of food go from anything like falafel and salad wraps at lunch (some of which was consumed on a picnic rug in the back yard) to warmer heavier meals at night. Last nights endeavours was a soup recipe that I came up with a couple of weeks ago. The first time around I just kind threw things in together that I thought would work. And. It. Was. Good.
So this time around I thought I would see if I could replicate it successfully... lets just say that there were second helpings served. :) It's so incredibly easy - I just had to share it with you. 

Brocato Soup

8 large Potatoes
1 medium small head of Broccoli
1 large onion, finely diced
A pinch of Salt
1 Stock cube (either vegetable or chicken)

Peel potatoes and cut into chunks no bigger than 5cm (2") square. Put in saucepan with enough water to cover them by a few cm's. Add Stock Cube, pinch of Salt, and Onion.
Cook until potato is almost tender (in my case I use a pressure cooker, and had it up to pressure for about 3 minutes). Add broccoli florets and peeled stem. Cook for a further 4-5 minutes or till the broccoli is soft but still a fresh green colour.
Mash well (DO NOT BLEND - it ruins the texture of the potato) till no lumps appear. Add milk* or milk replacement till you gain the desired consistency.
*. If you want a lower fat option, used boiled water and milk at a ratio that pleases you.


  1. Oh so yummy! The funny thing is, I first thought it was some exotic, Italian soup or something ... Lol.

  2. I know what's for our dinner tonight - potatoes and broccoli in our garden waiting to be used! Thanks

  3. Ooh, this looks like a really good variation on regular mashed potatoes. Yum!

  4. This looks so good! My kind of soup...tasty and easy. :)


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