Dream of Broccoli Soup

Recipe by COOKGIRl
READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    large yellow onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2
    tablespoons butter
  • 3
    cups fresh broccoli or 3 cups fresh Broccolini, chopped
  • 4
    cups fresh chicken stock, divided
  • 1
    cup buttermilk, divided
  • 3
    ounces goat cheese, divided (chevre is a good choice)
  • 1
    fresh bay leaf, bruised
  • 1
    dash freshly grated nutmeg
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a stock pot, cook the onions over medium heat in the butter for about 8 minutes. Add broccoli and half the stock; bring to almost a boil.
  • Using hand held immersion blender, puree the broccoli mixture until smooth.
  • Stir in the remaining broth, 1/2 cup buttermilk, 2 ounces of the goat cheese, bay leaf and nutmeg. Heat for 5 minutes but do not boil.
  • Adjust seasoning and add salt and pepper.
  • In a plastic bag combine the remaining buttermilk and cheese. Mix together. Snip the corner of the plastic bag.
  • Pipe dots on top of the soup, dragging a toothpick through the dots to form "hearts".
  • Serve warm.
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