Monday, 2 January 2012

Broccoli, Stilton and Potato Soup

The new year brings all kinds of promises in the guise of resolutions as we moan about our swollen, festive food and booze attacked bodies. Me included.

One promise I am making this year is to - no surprises here - get slimmer. Soups are a great way to fill you up with the right things without piling on the pounds and they are so easy to make.

Broccoli and Stilton are a classic combo in a soup. Don't add too much Stilton, just enough to give it a cheesy bite and the addition of potato helps thicken. Eating plenty of broccoli is also a great way to start the year with a healthy kick.

2 tbsp olive oil
1 large head of broccoli, roughly chopped
2 large floury potatoes, peeled and diced
1 onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic, sliced
1 litre of vegetable stock
100g Stilton cheese, crumbled
Salt and pepper

1 - Heat up the olive oil in a large saucepan. Add the vegetables and sweat in a low heat for 10 minutes until softened.
2 - Add the stock and bring to the boil. Simmer for 10 minutes until the potato and broccoli have softened.
3 - Crumble in the cheese then blend until smooth using a hand blender or food processor. Taste for seasoning. Serve with additional Stilton crumbled on top.

4 comments:

Sylvie said...

What a great combination of flavours. I love soup and stilton and potatoes.

Mark Hancill said...

I made this tonight and its lush... taking a massive bowl into work tomorrow...

New Covent Garden Soup Co said...

Hi David,
We'd love to try your soup, do you fancy entering it into our 'soup of the month' competition? http://bit.ly/rgIr0Q
This month is all about sticking to your new years resolutions like 'get slimmer' - we'd love to have you in the running!

David Hall said...

Consider it done! Going to enter a different soup though - not sure Stilton is the way forward for dieters!