Broccoli and turnip soup

Though I have not posted anything for a while, I keep cooking and taking photos when I try new recipes. I am now working (it’s been already a year and a half!) and I don’t have much time for innovation but now and then I cook new stuff.

This winter, I started to cook soups. This is so quick to do and so warming! And with good vegetables and spices it is very tasty. Soup doesn’t have to be boring!
Here is my recipe for broccoli soup.

Broccoli soup

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Level: Easy
Cost: Cheap

Equipment: large saucepan, hand blender

– 1 broccoli (300-400g)
– 1 turnip (150g)
– 1 carrot
– 1 potato
– 1/4 to 1/2 onion
– 600 mL water (or vegetable or meet broth)
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– 2 tbsp fresh cream (optinal)
– salt, pepper
– turmeric (optional, “Curcuma” in French)

Heat the saucepan with olive oil. Peel and chop onion and turnip and add them in the pan. Let cook for 5 minutes.
Add carrots and potatoes (peeled and chopped), stir.
Add the water/broth. Add salt. Bring to boil. Then lower heat, cover and let cook for 10 minutes.
In the meantime, wash the broccoli, chop (remove woody parts). Add in the pot and let cook for 5-8 minutes.
When cooked – all vegetables must be tender (check with a knife)- leave to cool down for a few minutes, add pepper and spices and mix with a hand blender.

Add fresh cream and serve immediately.
Or keep it in the fridge or freezer in a glass jar (without cream is better).

You can add bread or pieces of vegetable you saved before mixing in your bowl for a nicer presentation.

Be careful with the onion, it can have a strong taste if there is too much and hide the taste of other vegetables.
Also turmeric gives a wonderful taste but don’t forget to add pepper (otherwise you don’t get all the benefits of curcumin because it is not well absorbed)