Aug 22, 2008

Creamy Broccoli Soup with mint and thyme

Broccoli florets cooked in vegetable broth is combined with milk, and onion sauteed in butter and mildly flavored by mint and thyme to create this rich creamy soup..This is a recipe I noted down from Food Networ a long time ago.The change I made was that I omitted the cheese in the recipe and added few mint leaves to add a minty fresh flavor to the soup..The soup tastes heavenly when accompanied my fresh breadsticks..

Here goes the recipe..

Ingredients (Serves two)

2 tablespoons unsalted butter or olive oil

1 medium onion, sliced

1 clove garlic, minced

1 medium sized potato, peeled and diced

Pinch dried thyme leaves

Mint few leaves washed and chopped

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed

3 cups Vegetable broth, can be replaced by water

Broccoli florets 3 cups

2 to 4 tablespoons cream or half-and-half, optional

Freshly ground black pepper

Optional toppings: shaved Parmesan, shredded cheddar


Melt the butter in a medium saucepan, over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the potato, thyme, mint, salt, and broth and bring to a boil. Adjust the heat to maintain a gentle simmer, and cook uncovered until the potato is fork tender, about 10 minutes. Add the broccoli and simmer for 3 minutes.

Puree the soup in batches in a blender or with an immersion blender. Return soup to the pot and add the cream. Bring to a simmer, taste, and season with salt and pepper.

Garnish with fresh mint leaves..Serve with optional toppings and warm breadsticks..

Sending this to Weekend Herb Blogging started by Kalyn and hosted this week by Srivalli

Sending this to AWED American hosted by Dhivya

Sending this to Healthy Inspirations Event - Soups


  1. Soup is thick and creamy , the mint gives a nice flavor :) Love the green color Div!

  2. yummy recipe divya.Mouth watering soup!!

  3. Soup looks so creamy Divya..good way to make the kids eat brocolli

  4. I love brocolli soup,Thanks for sharing gorgeous soup flavoured with mint and thyme.

  5. the soup looks delicious- rich and did a commendable job on the weekend herb blogging round-up...thats a pretty great collection of healthy and tasty recipes

  6. Thanks for the lovely entry Divya..


  8. i love anything with cream. soup looks yummy

  9. beautiful soup! So colorful and of course healthy!

  10. I love broccoli and its distinct flavour when made into a soup..
    Soup looks quite creamy and yummy divya!..the addition of mint and thyme should be flavourful :)

  11. Adding Mint is such a refresing touch Divya - looks great.

  12. Oh, the texture of this soup is wonderful. You can nearly 'feel'it. I love the addition of mint to the soup.

  13. That soup looks ttly luxurious and creamy- I'm bookmarking this recipe, I've never had broccoli and mint together, very interesting!

  14. loved the soup .. mint must have given a nice flavour to it

  15. WOW this soup look thick, rich and creamy. Very nice color too, yummmmm soup!!!

  16. The first time I cooked broccoli at home was in a soup Divya. Your recipe looks really good, here's the one I tried, its a basic one but very tasty.

  17. Sorry I am so slow at catching up on the WHB entries. I had a very rough week going back to school!

    Your soup looks delicious. I'm just about ready for soup weather!


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