Lets face it most of us buy far too much food at Christmas and then are desperately trying to use it up in January. I am a sucker for cheese and biscuits over the Christmas holidays and the smellier the cheese the better. I cant get enough of Stilton cheese on a Hovis biscuit! However this does mean that I normally buy far too much cheese and have some left in the fridge in January. I am always on a health kick at the start of the year to work off all the extra food I consumed over the holidays. Eating the cheese in this broccoli and stilton soup feels a lot more guilt free than having it with biscuits and a glass of port 🙂 .
There are lots of health benefits to Broccoli and it is a great source of vitamin K and C. Another great reason to cook and eat this yummy soup. Make the most of the broccoli and be sure the cut up and use the stalks too.
This broccoli and stilton soup is really easy and straight forward to make but tastes really good! It freezes well too so I made extra and it will make a quick lunch another day.
Broccoli and Stilton Soup
You will need –
2 tbsp Oil or low calorie cooking spray
1 Onion, finely chopped
1 Stick of celery, sliced
1 Leek, sliced
1 Medium potato, diced
1 Litre of vegetable stock
1 Head of broccoli, chopped
140g Stilton cheese, crumbled
What to do –
Heat the oil or low calorie cooking spray in a large saucepan and add the chopped onion. Cook until the onion is soft.
Add the sliced celery and leek and the diced potato. Stir and cover with a lid and allow to sweat for 5 minutes.
Pour in the vegetable stock and add any chopped broccoli stalks. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes until all the vegatbles are soft.
Add the rest of the chopped broccoli and cook for another 5 minutes. Use a hand blender to blitz the soup until smooth. Finally stir in the crumbled stilton and season with pepper. Serve this delicious broccoli and stilton soup with a slice of wholemeal bread for a yummy filling lunch.
You may also like to try my time saving tomato soup recipe.
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