Easy Broccoli Soup
1 3+ lb bag fresh broccoli florets
1 large onion chopped
1 clove garlic minced (optional)
1 to 2 quarts of homemade or canned chicken broth
1+ cup cream (optional)
salt and pepper to taste.
1/4 cup fresh chopped dill or basil is nice to add but (optional) - stir in
when soup is finished cooking.
cooked tiny pasta - about 2 cups (optional)
Rinse florets and cover with water Add chopped onion. Cook uncovered until broccoli is tender. Drain and reserve cooking water. Remove florets/onion to a large cooking pot. Add enough stock to cover. Or don't drain vegetables and use broccoli water and add some chicken bouillon if desired.. With a hand blender, finely chop broccoli but not puree. Heat well, season to taste. Add the cream if desired. If extra thickening is desired add pasta. Serves 8 to 10 Garnish soup bowls with dabs of sour cream or a sprinkle of fresh herbs.