Broccoli Stem Soup!!

We generally add the broccoli florets and throw the stem little realising how nutritious and delicious the stem is.I can’t even tell you how many years I spent throwing my broccoli stems in the garbage and i hate myself for that now :P.  I always used to wonder how to use them before throwing them away till recently i discovered a few ways . So here i am sharing the recipe of a clear broccoli stem soup,quick and easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 small onions, sliced
  • Corn starch
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped up
  • The stems from one head of broccoli, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Procedure

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The Broccoli stem will have those sharp edges remove those.So that it looks like this(the picture below).Chop into small pieces put into a container(microwave safe) with water and microwave it for 4-5mins so that it becomes a bit soft.

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IMG_4550    Saute the onion and garlic in a pan with olive oil,make sure it does not burn.When the onion turns translucent add broccoli to it and cook for 5 mins.

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Now Add one cup of water and add 1 table spoon of corn starch to it and salt to taste.

IMG_4554   Cook the soup till it becomes a bit thick.

When the soup turns thick,let it cool for sometime and then blend it with a blender.

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Add pepper and salt to taste.Add some almonds for that extra zing(gives a nice after taste) and serve the soup hot.

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Love,

Ila

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