Nutritious Broccoli Soup with toasted nuts

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Rich and Nutritious Broccoli Soup topped with toasted mixed nuts and fresh coconut milk

(serves 2)

Prep time: 5 mins

Cooking time: 10 mins

ingredients

1 large broccoli3 cups water
1 tsp mixed dried herbs (parsley, chives and tarragon work well)
Salt and pepper to taste

Additional options:

2 garlic cloves3 tbsp onions (roughly chopped)2 tbsp yogurt/coconut milk (to drizzle)
1 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp mixed nuts (toasted to top)

how to make it…

1. Roughly chop the broccoli and boil in water with the dried herb until soft, this should take approximately 8-10 mins on high heat.

2.  Blend until smooth and pass through a strainer for a velvety finish, I personally like the fibre so I don’t strain it. Season the soup with salt and pepper.

3.  If it seems too thin put it back on the stove once it is blended and cook the soup over a low heat until thicker. If it seems too thick, add a little more water.

4.  Serve warm or even chilled.

Note:

If you are adding onion/garlic into the soup, boil it with the broccoli and follow the recipe as suggested above. Garnish the soup with yogurt/coconut milk and olive oil.

Recipe from: www.annikaeats.com facebook.com/annikaeats @annikapanikker

Topping this soup with a dose of chopped nuts and seeds – such as cashews, pumpkins seeds or toasted pine nuts – makes this soup a good source of healthy fats and rich in omega 3’s.