Broccoli Soup for Lunch

This is what my son had for lunch today:


I must admit, I am no lover of broccoli. (In fact I really hate the taste and purposely avoid it). Nevertheless, knowing it is really good for me, it is good to find ways to incorporate it in my diet! This is a lunch I can tolerate despite my broccoli aversion and more importantly its a lunch my son loves! (He could probably eat the whole pot). Its pretty quick to whip up and best served with a dollop of cream or yogurt.  (Its also very cheap if you buy broccoli in season)



  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 2 large ‘trees’ of broccoli chopped
  • A couple of cups of homemade chicken stock (enough to just cover the contents in the pot) (I always have this on hand made up in the fridge or freezer)


  • Fry off the onion and garlic for a couple of minutes until soft in a little oil
  • Add the carrots and fry off for another couple of minutes (you could also add chopped celery if you had this on hand)
  • Add the broccoli and chicken stock and let simmer for about half an hour (or until the broccoli is soft)
  • Use a stick blender to made smooth
  • Serve with yogurt or cream



My sister also has a variation of Broccoli Soup:

  • Sauté chopped onion in some butter.
  • Add about 500g of broccoli and cauliflower florets (you can use a 500g pack of frozen or you can use fresh).
  • Add two cups chicken stock and 1 cup milk.
  • Simmer until vegies are tender.
  • Put in lots of grated Parmesan.
  • Blend and Season to taste.
  • Serve with dollop of sour cream.