Broccoli and Spinach Soup

Broccoli and spinach soup is a healthy, vibrant, and comforting dish, perfect for any time of the year but especially great when you need something warm and nutritious. This soup combines the earthy flavors of broccoli with the freshness of spinach; all blended into a smooth and creamy consistency. Here’s how to make it:

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups broccoli florets (about 1 large head of broccoli)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or coconut milk (for a vegan option)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for garnish (optional, omit for vegan version)
  • Croutons for serving (optional)

Instructions

Prepare the Vegetables
1
In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
2
Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.
Cook the Soup
1
Add the broccoli florets to the pot and stir to combine with the onion and garlic.
2
Pour in the vegetable broth and bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 10-15 minutes, or until the broccoli is tender.
Add the Spinach
1
Add the fresh spinach leaves to the pot and cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until the spinach has wilted and is bright green.
Blend the Soup
1
Using an immersion blender, carefully blend the soup directly in the pot until it reaches a smooth and creamy consistency. Alternatively, you can use a regular blender to puree the soup in batches, being careful to allow steam to escape to prevent splattering.
2
Stir in the heavy cream or coconut milk and heat through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve
1
Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and croutons if desired.

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